Water efficiency / Guides

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

...water efficiency, energy efficiency, accessibility, etc. It’s basically a sandbox to test and evaluate green building technologies,” said Glenn MacMillan, senio...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...Water efficiency: Water efficient plumbing fixtures Optional cisterns can catch and store rainwater from the roof. Less commuting: In many cases, ADUs are p...

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 is to reclaim that heat before it leaves your house. It simply involves your cold water feed taking a short detour before entering your wate...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...efficiency plumbing and water fixtures Clean water is essential for life, but most people in North America don't think much about the water they use for drink...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...water vapor, carbon dioxide, and a nice mix of other vapors. This is an important turning point for wood stove or fireplace efficiency as the temperatures conti...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...efficiency plumbing and water fixtures Clean water is essential for life, but most people in North America don't think much about the water they use for drink...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...water heater, air exchanger, water softener, septic pump, sulphur tank, central vac, etc. Slab-on-grade design: Given that you are committing a certain ar...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...water damage, be sure splash areas are finished with moisture resistant materials and properly caulked. This should include caulking joints in cabinets around w...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...water contamination, there are increased emissions due to unintended methane leaks during the fracking process. In some cases groundwater is so contaminated tha...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...water supply as it is aerated through showers and faucets. This is really only a problem for well water, most municipal systems come from lakes and rivers and h...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...water heating and space heating. A thermal solar collector in a warm climate can have water running through its panels, but in cold climates we use glycol to ...