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Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...water and see its true value, these won’t seem like big sacrifices to make. Rainwater collection: For watering gardens, rain water collection is a great sol...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

...water use of a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a great place to start looking. Then comes the choice of either single flush or dual f...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...water and energy savings: "A conventional 10-minute shower generally consume around 95 liters of water. Thanks to the EcoVéa, this consumption can be reduced ...

Heat pump hot water heaters, why they're a good idea
Plumbing and water heaters

How heat pump hot water heaters work and why you should get one

...water heat pump water heater uses the air in the house to generate hot water, so the more efficient the air heating system is, the more efficient the hot water ...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...water passes before feeding your water heater or boiler. This serves to preheat water and reduce or eliminate the energy required to bring the water to temperat...

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

Gray water recycling

...water? Or indeed grey water! The term “gray water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines. Whil...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...efficient than a standard electric baseboard heater that offers you only a 1 to 1 ratio. The Voltex water heater from AO Smith is an air-to-water heat pump whic...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...Water efficient fixtures: Leaky faucet By using approximately 350 litres of water per person, per day, in a world where a billion people survive on 5 li...

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

...water per load, not to mention its ability to eat up electricity. An efficient Energy Star machine can cut water usage to about 49 litres per load and significa...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...water heaters on the market, which, rather than heating water with an electric coil as a normal electric hot water tank does, employ an evaporator to extract he...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

In order to ensure comfort and get the most from the various systems of our house air needs to move around. Our air source heat pump and our heat pump water ...