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...

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...

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 ...

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...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Efficiency, Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pilot is looking to advance the commoditization of net zero energ...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...water heaters. Heat can easily be stored in thermal mass (also known as a thermal battery ), which is nothing high tech – concrete, water, stone, wood, etc., ar...

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...

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...