Rainwater for residential use / Guides

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...rainwater catchment system giving you a supply of water for outdoor use that may come in handy during watering moratoriums that we are increasingly seeing in de...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...for efficient rainwater re-use, water-conserving fixtures, and use of drought-tolerant native plants, are measures on almost any house. We used a geothermal s...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Demand for more efficient homes is rising, making an even stronger case for improving residential construction...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...use in a suburban area is from travel. The figure drops to 26% for the same family living in the same house located in a neighborhood where work and key service...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...used for cooking, and in colder climates water heating. Rainwater is collected, stored in large plastic cisterns and filtered for residential use; waste water...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...fore you run them. If we simply look at water and see its true value, these won’t seem like big sacrifices to make. Rainwater collection: For watering garde...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

...for water conservation; to be able to water your garden with some independence from water restrictions; to use rainwater for laundry, showers and toilets; ...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

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