Water efficiency / Guides

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...efficiency HPPH & size it correctly: The COP is the efficiency rating of the HPPH . Heat pump pool heaters are really energy efficient and the energy efficien...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...Water Efficiency (WE) 3.1 Fixture efficiencies: The only prerequisite in this category is that toilets do not consume more than 6.0 litres (or 1.6 gallons) ...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...water consumption). Improve the overall energy efficiency of the dwelling : No one wants to buy someone else's energy pig, so investing in durable energy-effi...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...water and air pollution, climate change and deforestation. In some parts of the U.S. irrigation has caused such a drop in water levels that some hydroelectric...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...efficiency The efficiency of extracting heat from cold air could be compared to that of squeezing a damp sponge to get water. The less moisture there is in th...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...water heaters help cool a home as they extract heat from the air to generate hot water . Rather than shooting hot air at your neighbours house, a heat pump wate...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

Mitigating climate change at home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change , improving home energy efficiency and decentralising pow...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...water you consume. Keep in mind that the cheapest way to ensuring a solar collector provides a high percentage of your water heating is to reduce demand – it ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...water essentially for free. Heat extracted from indoor air will be transferred to the existing hot water tank, allowing excess daytime heat to be used for dom...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...water-conserving fixtures and low-flow toilets Installing low-flow showerheads Water-permeable surfaces and stormwater management strategies Rainwater cat...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...water conversation in arid climates and water-sensitive regions. Demonstrating how consideration of climate resilience in buildings can increase the likelihoo...