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Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...sink to flush the adjoining toilet. The execution is nothing less than stylish. Though compact, the Eco Bath’s water tank is comprised of two compartments, one that holds drainage water from the adjoining sink and one that contains fresh water in case the need to flush occurs before the grey water tank is full. Here'...

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.

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 prone to flooding. We know many coastal cities are already at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels and increased storm surges; obviously this is made much w...

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 the drain pipes or even just cut a hole in a bucket and stick it over top. This way the drain will have a little play, making it much easier to hook up bathtub a...

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 heat, moisture and cuts from knives. Moisture damage from improperly vented kitchens and bathrooms can lead to rot and mold, affecting air quality and forcing ...

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 showerheads , and aerators on your taps. Not a lot of thought was put into water conservation in the days of old, and fixtures reflected that. It doesn't cost much to...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...sink to the seafloor, bringing a lifetime of trapped carbon with them. Carbon on the seafloor is then essentially buried for thousands to millions of years because the carcasses and skeletons take a very long time to decompose down there. So how much does whale poop help carbon reduction? Short answer - A lot ! "Th...

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 floors Slate floors and counters: Slate bathroom counter and flooring © Ecohome Slate is a natural stone, extracted from what was the bottom of ancien...

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 . Recycled aluminum counter tops are an alternative to stainless steel and are also sustainable © Alkemi For more about choosin...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...sink or washing machine drain or shower tray at low level, you should also check carefully if these have non-return flap or ball operated check valves fitted inline to prevent excessive rain or melt water in outside drains backing up into the basement. These are also called backwater valves. See the backflow prevention...

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” deep pantry with two doors (depth of which the client loves) 2 @ 60”wide x 40” high, 3 door upper units with 30’ angled side panels 2 single-door upper units...