Reduce water consumption / Guides

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...reduce your consumption. Water plants with the water from dehumidifiers or leftover water in drinking glasses if you can, and make sure your dishwasher and wa...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...water heater from AO Smith is an air-to-water heat pump which extracts heat from the air to generate hot water, so in the winter that 3 to 1 heating ratio of th...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...water passes before feeding your water heater or boiler. This serves to preheat water and reduce or eliminate the energy required to bring the water to temperat...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...water in it will actually reduce the energy consumption. Try to keep freezers away from hot water heaters, furnaces, and any other heat source so they don't w...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...reduces the need for irrigation. Water Efficiency (15 points) The goal of this category is to reduce the overall consumption of water inside the home and ou...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...reduce energy, water and resource consumption, while also maintaining the highest levels of functionality and comfort for occupants and tenants. The Earth Range...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...consumption in real time, and what the share of ‘ghost’ consumption is. Ghost consumption refers to the power consumed by electronics that are not operating but...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...water heat recovery, and high performance heating and ventilation systems – saving up to 30 per cent a year in energy and water costs. The homes were completed ...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...water heaters on the market, which, rather than heating water with an electric coil as a normal electric hot water tank does, employ an evaporator to extract he...

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.

...reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green space and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas. See our DIY Green ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...water cannot penetrate it. Not only can onsite water management reduce your consumption, but it also protects waterways. Impermeable surfaces redirect water a...