Using rainwater for showers / Guides

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

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...Rainwater collection and storage: A water catchment system for roof rainwater is simple, and can store water for outdoor irrigation. Rainw...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

...for water conservation; to be able to water your garden with some independence from water restrictions; to use rainwater for laundry, showers and toilets; ...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

...for - except for possible subsoil irrigation for garden shrubs and lawns where it's allowed - because plants are pretty useful for reducing nitrate content too....

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...using Corporation (CMHC) as part of their Healthy Housing Design Competition. What was to be built was a three-bedroom semi-detached home on a small lot in do...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...for things to get worse as Climate Change accelerates. If in any doubt, discover why we need Future-Proof Resilient homes building for a changing Climate here ....

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...for hot water, we watch a lot of water go by for no reason. Taking shorter showers and smaller baths, limiting flushing, and washing your hands with cold inst...