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Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...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's how it works. There are tw...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

...toilets like the Boulevard® FloWise® and Studio® FloWise® toilets from American Standard that we selected use no more than 4.8 liters per flush guaranteed, which is less than the average 6 liters used, and usually less than the average that come with dual flush toilets in a best case scenario. The second consideratio...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...toilet paper per day; so even if you have a water conserving low-flow or dual-flush toilet, each person is still using approximately 14 liters (4 gallons) of water for paper alone. Easy home diy project Now that we have you on the edge of your toilet seat wondering ‘how do I get myself a bidet and help save the wor...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...toilet, and prices vary so shop around. Dual flush toilets are now common on the market and priced competitively. A few years ago you would have paid triple the price for an efficient toilet, but now they are now pretty much on par. and can use up to 67% less water than an older toilet. Less common are toilets that...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...toilet that collects bio waste, the Ecocapsule can be used as a tiny home, a pop-up hotel, a humanitarian refuge, or even an electric car charging station. Its 9744Wh battery is powered by a 750W silent wind turbine and 600W solar outputs that enable it to operate completely off-grid. A dual-power system offers an ad...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...toilet, open-air shower, large moveable stainless steel bath. Built in outdoor fireplace on the terrace. Entertainment: human powered television, DVD player and sound system. 15 minutes of pedaling earns you an hour and a half of watching. Bathtub on wheels © Le Vertendre ...

Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

...toilet flushes, turn on washing machines. We have staff in the Archetype House doing research now so there are people coming and going all the time.” Experimental subdivision Kortright Centre © Living City Campus Research facilities such at this are essential for the building industry to keep positively evolving, as th...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...toilet that turns it's waste into fertilizer, and be used in its own backyard for food production. Other features will be a rainwater treatment system for showers, photovoltaic solar panels feeding the power grid and pre-fab straw bale walls. "The treatment of human waste into useful compost rather than being one of ...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...toilet, a rainwater collection system, and a single 120-watt solar panel to provide electricity. The class has dubbed the structure OTIS (Optimal Traveling Independent Space). The class of 16 students challenged itself to design and build a living space with enough room for one person, that could be easily towed b...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...toilet flushing and other emergency water uses. All you have to do is pour a bucket of water into the tank at the back of the toilet and it will flush as usual. Storing drinking water: having enough drinking water to survive for several days (or more) is a wise idea, though be sure to use it and replace it on occasio...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...toilet. Take advantage of a deeper headboard to enable hidden storage. Upholstered storage containers can serve as extra seating or footstools; ideal for toys, books or games. Use specialized hardware for hanging shoe racks or clothing behind doors. In most cases, the thickness of the metal over the door will sti...