Reducing water consumption / Guides

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...water collection and storage . Aside from reducing your consumption of ground water and the energy required for pumping, rain water is really the best thing f...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...water necessary, increasing the savings to 80% in the case of a 20-minute shower. Reducing hot water consumption naturally reduces the amount of energy nece...

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

Grey water recycling

...water? The term “grey water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines. While grey water can be re...

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...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...water heaters , on demand water heaters and instantaneous water heaters are different names for the same thing - domestic hot water systems that do not include ...

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...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...water passes through a Waterloo Biofilter . The system is designed to treat 600 litres of rainwater per day, which is done without using any chemicals. Water ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Water Efficiency (15 points) The goal of this category is to reduce the overall consumption of water inside the home and out. Points are earned for water cons...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...water. It can easily provide 60% or more of your heating and hot water in the winter and almost all your hot water needs in the summer. With a well-buil...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...water-reducing and dual flush toilets (see our data sheet), choose ENERGY STAR certified appliances, these upgrades will offer a net savings by reducing your mo...

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 ...

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