Rainwater collection / Guides

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...Rainwater collection barrel © Ecohome You can install elaborate rainwater collection systems with underground cisterns and pumps, or you can simply have you...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...Rainwater collection and storage: A water catchment system for roof rainwater is simple, and can store water for outdoor irrigation. Rainw...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

...rainwater from the roof. Water can be distributed from the bin/tank using gravity or a small pump. Types of rainwater collection tanks Cylindrical tanks –...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...Rainwater collection: For watering gardens, rain water collection is a great solution. You should be diverting water from your home anyway, so you likely have...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...rainwater collection system, and a single 120-watt solar panel to provide electricity. The class has dubbed the structure OTIS (Optimal Traveling Independent Sp...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...rainwater collection and grey water treatment can take NOMADs right off the grid." The folks at NOMAD Micro Home want to make high-performance, low impact hou...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...rainwater collection systems ." While the company is based in Seattle, Washington - where recent Tiny House legislation has made Tiny Homes legal for permanen...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...collection and use of rainwater, the concrete tank along with the required network of pipes and filters to render water potable represents increased resource co...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...rainwater drainage collection to a drywell, which will be eventually be upgraded to a cistern for efficient rainwater re-use, water-conserving fixtures, and use...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...collection, the following is a list of supplementary heat sources that can operate in the event of grid failure. Wood stoves: This is the simplest heat sour...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...collection of tiny houses would then be a called a row house, or as mentioned above, a semi-detached duplex. When a tiny house is a bad idea: Aside from the...