Water conservation tips / Guides

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...water heat recovery Drain water heat recovery: Before entering your water heater, the cold water feed goes through thin copper pipes wrapped around the drain. Heat from the draining water therefore warms the incoming water before it enters the water heater. This is another big money and energy saver worth the inves...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...water heat recovery: One of the most overlooked ways energy leaves a home is from hot water going down the drain, taking your money with it. The concept of grey water heat recovery is to reclaim that heat before it leaves your house. It simply involves your cold water feed taking a short detour before entering your wat...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...water efficiency of bidets , learn more about home water efficiency and conservation of natural resources in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . DIY Home Bidet kits - compare online here Water efficient toilets that work well Are low-flow shower heads worth it? Tips for reducing hot water c...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...water-table issues to contend with. Durable basement construction: Water tables can rise from normal spring melting, extreme rain events, or a lack of proper rainwater management from roof runoff . A durable basement is one designed to divert any bulk water away from the foundation and to handle the higher humidity...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...Conservation Code Building better homes is a smart idea While is it is essential to know your climate zone and build homes that are durable enough to withstand the challenges it will face , we at Ecohome strongly feel that it is in the best interest of homeowners and society in general that we future-proof homes, b...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...Water plants with the water from dehumidifiers or leftover water in drinking glasses if you can, and make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are full before 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 gardens...

Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...tips for Earth Day learning. Check out the lessons , which cover air, ecosystems, climate change, water, and more. All featured lessons can be downloaded, and there are resources for every grade. Science NetLinks: Earth Day Lesson Collection : A collection produced for last year’s Earth Day, but still relevant this y...