Rainwater management / Guides

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...rainwater, the soil below cities has become so dehydrated that the city itself starts to sink. This can damage city infrastructure as well as present a greater ...

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

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

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

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...rainwater, as ground water will usually contain minerals that over time will build up in soil and reduce its ability to produce. Rainwater collection barrel...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...Rainwater Management and permeable landscaping pavers for paths and driveways Here. Water-permeable stone pathway © Torun Construction Services ...

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 –...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...management and thermal advantages, while keeping the overall weight of the roof to a minimum. Soil depth ranges from 1.5 to 6 inches deep. Extensive green roo...

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...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...rainwater management from roof runoff . A durable basement is one designed to divert any bulk water away from the foundation and to handle the higher humidity l...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...management strategies Rainwater catchment systems Graywater recovery systems Installing green roofs Planting native and adapted vegetation in place of l...