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Welcome to the REEP House

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The REEP House is a century home in Kitchener located at 20 Mill Street which has been completely renovated to be as energy efficient as possible while maintaining heritage value. It has working demonstrations of household energy-efficient and water management technologies. In person tours are also available.
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Front Yard

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The front yard of the REEP House demonstrates various water management features including a permeable driveway, infiltration gallery (aka soakaway pit), and a drip irrigation system for a native plant garden.

Back Yard

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In the back yard we find our solar panels & green roof display, as well as a rain garden and cistern for harvesting rainwater.

Insulation Room

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Upstairs holds the heart of the REEP House, a cutaway view of an entire wall showing different types of insulation, with information about the pros and cons of each type.

Bathroom

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The bathroom features many water saving features, including an interactive shower head display, ultra high efficiency toilet, and a radiator that doubles as a towel rack.

Kitchen

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The kitchen is home to our ultra efficient refrigerator and dishwasher, and also has a cutaway view of a shower drainwater heat recovery system.

Basement HVAC

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In the basement there are two separate heating systems, a high efficiency boiler and a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP, a.k.a. “geothermal”), as well as an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) which provides whole house ventilation without losing too much heat.

Basement Water System

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The basement is also home to some interesting water features like a high efficiency water softener, a tankless water heater, and a grey water system for reusing shower water for toilet flushing.

Visit the REEP House

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Visit the REEP House

Tours are available every Saturday. Group Tours are also available.