Swimming / Guides

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...swimming pools being replaced by natural swimming pools and swimming ponds. The idea of swimming in a pool that invited nature in rather than shutting it out ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...swimming pool , follow these steps to give an approximate required rating: Decide the preferred swimming pool temperature. Define the average outside temp...

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

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

Spring flooding of basements is very common and most times can be easily avoided. Why basements flood in the first place is pretty easy to answer – it’s a hole...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...swimming pools. Recycling over 2 million tonnes of construction/demolition waste, or enough to fill 639,642 garbage trucks. Installing 100,239 sq metres of ...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...swimming pool. Calculation for water savings when recycling gray water with a Hydraloop system What can recycled gray water be used for? First, we sho...

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)

...swimming also stirs up other nutrients that the phytoplankton thankfully love. This brings an influx of nutrients to otherwise nutrient-poor tropical waters, an...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...swimming-pool) and you mostly make harmful smoke instead of heat! Second Rule for Wood-Burning? Choose a high-efficiency wood-burning stove or fireplace f...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...swimming pools, evaporation takes a lot of energy - which goes against the grain where burning wood for heat goes, so first rule of wood burning in stoves or fi...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...Swimming pool 4. Vinyl siding 5. Homes with a workshop 6. Game room or hobby room 7. Whirlpool bathtub 8. Exterior stucco siding 9. Outd...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...swimming pool also). So that’s one issue that makes condensation a problem, using energy unnecessarily – but then of course damp is caused by condensation too...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...swimming pool heating, or in conjunction with hydronic radiant heaters or radiant floors. The percentage of your heating demand that a collector will provide in...