Plumbing / Guides

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

After recently posting a story sharing the brilliance that is the Swedish Orbsys water and heat recycling shower, it was brought to our attention that there is...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...plumbing assemblies behind the wall in hospital rooms) is widely practiced, with 62% of respondents using prefabricated single-trade assemblies in the last thre...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...plumbing leaks and keep humidity levels low in basements, crawlspaces and attics. The solutions at the disposal of homeowners to deal with termites are really l...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...plumbing and water fixtures Clean water is essential for life, but most people in North America don't think much about the water they use for drinking, food p...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

What is gray water? Or indeed grey water! The term “gray water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...plumbing and electrical fixtures, doors and windows from the existing house were recycled through ‘Habitat for Humanity’. Trees/shrubs were transplanted to neig...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...plumbing openings, and seal any cracks. Close all your windows during the heat of the day, and get your fresh air at night. Pay attention to the temperatures ...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...plumbing stack. The intention of that design is to keep it far enough from open windows to prevent the radon gas from re-entering the home, but that is unnecess...

Slate tile installation in bathrooom
Flooring and stairs

Slate Tile installation - video

We have finished the bathroom counter, floors and shower stalls with a dark slate tile from Glendyne. Slate is a natural stone, so its surfaces have more chara...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...plumbing and electrical penetrations. This is an easy way to plug holes in your air barrier that you can’t possibly see - from as small as a human hair to as bi...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...plumbing, and fire protection engineers from the company headquarters in New York City; and has led over 1,000 projects in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Pennsy...