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Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...water tank does, employ an evaporator to extract heat from the air (either interior or exterior) and use it to make hot water. The byproduct of an air-to-wate...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...water can run straight into nearby waterways and aquifers. If there are ways to divert water-to-water storage areas, you can change street rainwater from being ...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...water to solid material, which is necessary for the chemical reaction that causes the binders to react. Solidia concrete instead uses CO² captured from the comb...

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 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” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines. While gray water can be reused, water from kitchen...

Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

...use of an easy to put together, handmade, solar hot water system. Use it to build the outdoor shower of your dreams, to add a sink with warm water to your outho...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...use the 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 compri...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...water with a Hydraloop system What can recycled gray water be used for? First, we should distinguish what graywater or grey water is. Graywater refers to ...

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 drai...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...water systems: Traditional domestic hot water systems use gas or electricity to heat water that is stored in a central water tank, ready for distribution. T...