Storm water management / Guides

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...storm drains to underground creeks, and polluted water can run straight into nearby waterways and aquifers. If there are ways to divert water-to-water storage a...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...management priorities are not mutually exclusive." -Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency The report, which identifies the deep synergies be...

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...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...water: City water systems will remain pressurized during power failures, but for those on a well, they require power to pump water up and fill pressure tanks....

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...storm water runoff with silt fencing or comparable measures. Protect on-site storm sewer inlets, streams and lakes with straw bales, silt fencing, silt sacks,...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...water. Water must be appropriately purified without the use of chemicals. 6) Ecological water flow: One hundred percent of storm water and used project wate...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...storm water management and other key issues that reduce the impact on the surrounding ecosystem. LEED certification is easiest to achieve in the city due to r...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Water tables can rise from normal spring melting, extreme rain events, or a lack of proper rainwater management from roof runoff . A durable basement is one des...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...water, reducing your storm water runoff. Cons: A vegetable garden obviously requires a lot of maintenance, an irrigation system, and you'll need structural ...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...storm water, which otherwise would end up in sewers needing to be treated. Storm water some regions is sent directly to waterways, taking with it pesticides a...

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?

...storm water management to energy efficiency and renewable energy research. Ecohome will summarize and deliver this valuable information to our readers. Quite ...