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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

...toilets. That’s known as "black" water and there is no secondary use that you’re going to want that for - except for possible subsoil irrigation for garden shru...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...for groups in your area, and watch our events page for workshops on everything from rainwater harvesting and urban farming to installing renewable energy source...

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...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...for waste are holding tanks and composting toilets. Both require maintenance and neither comes cheap. The options for potable water are rainwater storage and tr...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...fore resale. This is a huge leap forward in providing homeowners with the information needed to make sensible home purchases, and to know the extent of renovati...

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...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...fore you run them. If we simply look at water and see its true value, these won’t seem like big sacrifices to make. Rainwater collection: For watering garde...