Residential water efficiency / Guides

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...efficiency in one package looks like. Drain water heat recovery Drain water heat recovery: Before entering your water heater, the cold water feed goes t...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. ...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...water pumped directly from a supply well (75 to 100 feet deep) in order to draw and inject heat. Water is pumped out of the first well, and after the heat excha...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...water you consume. Keep in mind that the cheapest way to ensuring a solar collector provides a high percentage of your water heating is to reduce demand – it ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...efficiency of a home comes from its location more than its design. It may seem counterintuitive, but living in a well-insulated suburban house with a solar wate...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...water quality returning to the Fraser River from the site. Throughout the site, green space is being built to offer habitat for songbirds that live near the wat...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...efficiency in construction. It's relative light weight and ease of construction allows for a workforce about 10 to 20% smaller compared to a similar concrete-ba...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...efficiency heating system High-efficiency air cooling system or no air cooling system Good quality attic insulation ENERGY STAR® qualified windows install...

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...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...water consumption in commercial and residential buildings, such as adopting some of the following water conservation strategies: Using more water-conserving...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...water. It can also sequester 5 times more CO² than wood during the same growing period. In addition, it can bring value to idle land since it is grown as part o...