Rainwater harvesting / Guides

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

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...harvesting rainwater: Direct rainfall, street harvesting and roof harvesting. Design landscapes to manage and store rainwater: The easiest source of rainw...

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...

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 –...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...rainwater harvesting and urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and sh...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Rainwater harvesting system Carbonized bamboo floors Custom open bamboo staircase FSC Certified solid wood cabinetry High efficiency toilets Pre-wirin...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...rainwater harvesting: Rainwater harvesting is a great way to keep your lawn green Or even better - grow vegetables without using municipal water. This is ea...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...rainwater harvesting) Autonomous energy systems (photovoltaic solar panels - PV) LED lighting powered by PV panels Multiple energy sources Wall assembly...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Program Enbridge: Incentives available to Ontario builders in the Enbridge Gas Distribution franchise area. The Savings by Design ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...rainwater harvesting system which feeds showers and toilets during all seasons, being charged in winter by melt runoff on warm days. Durable, low maintenance ...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...rainwater The most crucial prerequisite to designing a successful autonomous home water system is to reduce consumption. For example, this house includes a to...