Bathrooms

Durable bathroom surfaces and design

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EcoVéa,the intelligent shower

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

A more efficient shower head can pay for itself in 6 months of savings on your hydro bill.

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

The three considerations of a toilet are water efficiency, performance and aesthetics.

Grey water and heat recovery shower

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

This Quebec made closed-loop water and heat recovery system makes showering ultra efficient.

Water efficient bathroom fixtures

Plumbing & water

Water efficient toilets, compact plumbing design, low-flow fixtures, grey water recovery and rainwater harvesting. There are lots of ways to save water in a ...

Caulking around windows is a cheap way to save a lot of money and ener

Green home improvements: a pyramid scheme that actually works!

There are a number of ways you can up the efficiency of your home without spending much money. Here are our top 8 home improvement tips with the greatest ret...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

Kitchen and bathroom design can have a significant impact on your energy and water consumption, as well as the durability and air quality of your home.

Gas powered tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters

Choosing a water heater - tank or tankless?

Removing radon gas from well water

High levels of radon gas in the air of your home might be coming from your water and not the floor of your basement.

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

Whether you plan to use rainwater for toilets, showers or properly filtered for drinking, harvesting rainwater can be an excellent part of a home water effic...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home

Off-grid living blog - energy modeling projections and real performance

Energy modeling can help you find the weak link in a building envelope and tweak your design before you start building.

Board and batten siding

Exterior cladding

Choose the best siding for your house - here are some tips on products, cost and durability.

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