Waste recycling / Guides

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...recycling: To facilitate recycling and waste management, first determine just what services are available in your municipality so you can sort your waste prop...

Reduce water consumption with residential grey water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Grey water recycling

...waste water each day . This statistic makes Canadians one of the highest per capita consumers of water on the planet. Grey water recycling Since grey water ...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...recycling, the sad reality is that only about 7% of it is commercially viable for recycling, the rest ends up as landfill. Plastic is a petroleum product that...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...waste is to plan ahead to keep it at a minimum; here are some suggestions on how you can do that: Design your house with reduced waste in mind by keeping th...

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.

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

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...recycling ICF foundations Solar thermal Solar PV In-home energy monitoring and tracking Concrete made from recycled building waste Reclaimed lumber and building...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...waste reduction as well as material reuse and recycling. Indoor Environmental Quality (21 points) There are upwards of 80,000 known chemicals in various hou...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...waste lumber was saved and used to heat the new home with a high-efficiency wood burning fireplace. All recyclable materials were hand sorted and brought to a r...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...waste management planning: Investigate and document local options for diversion (e.g. recycling, reuse) of all anticipated major constituents of the project w...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...waste, measured after a full year of operation only. LBC is broken down into 7 performance areas, which are then subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, ...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...waste water from the sink to flush the adjoining toilet. The execution is nothing less than stylish. Though compact, the Eco Bath’s water tank is comprised of t...