Recycling / Guides

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

Gray water recycling

...recycling system, but rather to present the realities of it from a financial point of view although here's a new gray water recycling system that does save ener...

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...recycling: To facilitate recycling and waste management, first determine just what services are available in your municipality so you can sort your waste prop...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...recycling system is here . How the Hydaloop gray water recycling system works The Hydraloop graywater treatment system uses a patented water cleaning and di...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

The Eco Bath concept is simple: use the waste water from the sink to flush the adjoining toilet. The execution is nothing less than stylish. Though compact, th...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...recycling or pickup by others. Keep unrecyclable and toxic materials separate for easier disposal. Short lengths of framing lumber can be cut to stove lengt...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...recycling, the sad reality is that only about 7% of it is commercially viable for recycling, the rest ends up as landfill. Plastic is a petroleum product that...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...recycling shower, it was brought to our attention that there is a homegrown Canadian variety as well. The EcoVéa shower by Reveeco is made in Quebec, Canada, an...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...recycling. Energy & Atmosphere (38 points) Our homes are an enormous consumer of energy. This LEED category aims to reduce overall operational consumption t...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...recycling ICF foundations Solar thermal Solar PV In-home energy monitoring and tracking Concrete made from recycled building waste Reclaimed lumber ...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...Recycling over 2 million tonnes of construction/demolition waste, or enough to fill 639,642 garbage trucks. Installing 100,239 sq metres of green roofs, or an...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...recycling: This is a great use of valuable resources. Grey water recycling means collecting water from sinks and showers, then filtering and treating it so it c...