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...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...building lot, no green building project is ever going to happen succesfully at anything like a reasonable budget. When building a new green home, especially in ...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...building techniques here : How to stay on budget when building a home Finding green building design professionals Top Tips for Building Green ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...buildings is finally gaining the attention it deserves; an example is the release of the EC3 Calculator for calculating the carbon footprint of buildings. Fin...