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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...

Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

...sink with warm water to your outhouse, or for both. Check out the step-by-step DIY solar shower instructions on the Endeavour Centre website.

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...sink, the countertop and backsplash out of the same material. Figure on spending between $50 and $120 per square foot, installation included. Visit Alkemi . ...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...sink. This can damage city infrastructure as well as present a greater flood risk for cities along the coast and even inland cities with water ways that are pro...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...sink units for instance). Low VOC brands of caulking are available. Kitchen Counter Options for Sustainable Green Homes would be those that are resistant to h...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...sink and bathtub drains that you will not see, you can make your life a lot easier if you don't encase them in the concrete. Either build a wooden form around t...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...sink, but it is really only a matter of time before they start showing up on the market. If your fixtures are getting old, consider installing low-flow shower...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...sink unit 1 five-drawer unit (two top drawers side by side, three below) 1 three-drawer unit 1 single-door unit with two sliding shelves inside 1 @ 8” d...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...sink the screws too far into the decking or you will create tiny reservoirs where water will sit and soak in. Don't count on the screw to pull your board tight,...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...sink for heat energy. Also, in an urban context, ASHPs reject heat to the outside air during the cooling season, potentially worsening the urban heat island, ...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...sink; verify that any finishes you intend to apply don't contain VOCs. Cost: Can be as little as $2 up to $12 per sq.ft. Non-toxic sealers for concrete fl...

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