Building budget / Guides

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...building design strategies for our clients, focusing on energy efficiency and LEED® certification . For my part, I focused on residential building, and how to d...

Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...budget. Separate the different stages of a project and apply your budget to each portion independently to help predict potential pitfalls and avoid surprises. ...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...budget while maximizing awareness of how we selected their products in regards to merit and cost benefit analysis. Within the realm of sustainable building ...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...budget. The first problem the architects encountered was a high water table on the building site, so to meet both budgetary and durability targets, the house ...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...building a near zero energy home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Bu...

The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
Tiny house

This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

...building a Tiny House or Tiny Home, then take a look at all these too! Especially the articles on building a Tiny House on a Tiny Budget ... or this truly beaut...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...building codes likely won't recognize that for another 30 years isn't a reason to ignore facts - when building a new home today, we should be building better ho...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...budget for a kitchen counter. Emmanuel Cosgrove explains all about his choice of counter in the video below for Edelweiss, if looking for a more budget-consciou...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...budget. As we get info from other provinces we will add it, but for now here's what we know about Ontario and Quebec: Quebec: In the 2016 Quebec budget , $175 m...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...building design basics , how to stay on budget while building a home , visit the Ecohome green building guide pages at North America's Green building design web...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...building budget . Discover The EcoHome Edelweiss House - Beautiful, Economical, Comfortable & Eco-Friendly (with mineral wool insulation , here) Thanks to o...