What is the cost of Net Zero?

SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m.

I am trying to find out how much to build a small zero net home on land outside of Vancouver, sea to sky, who do I talk to? Is there a cost calculator or builders you can send me too - I want solar and water catchment etc.. I am interested in the prefab how do I get one how do I find/ I have been all over your site and many others and can not find the info. 

Responses (4)

Ecohome May 25, 2018, 1:59 p.m. Reply

Hi SD,

I have as many questions as answers unfortunately, but it will at least get us started. First of all, where exactly are you located in relation to Vancouver? Prices will vary a lot by region so it's very difficult to pin down a cost for you, you're better to get even a ballpark from individual builders. We don't have a list of regional builders for you unfortunately, but if you aren't too far out of Vancouver I would recommend looking into Lane Fab Design Build, even if they aren't close enough to build it for you they can help you with design, and possibly supply you with prefab walls as well, maybe even give you the name of another suitable builder if you're out of their range.

And are you looking just to build to a Net Zero standard or to get it certified? If so here is the Canadian Home Builders Association page on their Net Zero program, they may also be a resource to help you find a builder. I didn't want to leave you hanging too long without an answer, but I have a few lines out asking for more information for you, hopefully I will be able to add more to this soon. 

SD Holman July 14, 2018, 5:01 p.m. Reply

thank you- this gives me a place to start asking more questions too!

Ecohome July 30, 2018, 11:26 a.m. Reply

Please do! 

Johsua Perida Aug. 4, 2018, 10:40 a.m. Reply

I've worked with Lanefab & they only work in the city of Vancouver but I would highly recommend builders from the north shore. BC passive house specialized in prefab panels & they're based of the pemberton.  Passive homes are a great base for becoming net zero ready so I'd probably recommmend looking at Passive House builders in the city of North Vancouver.