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 ...

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...

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...

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...building at Ecohome, North America's green building website .

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...building codes might save you money not only in the future, but immediately . The purchase and installation of greater levels of insulation will increase buildi...

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...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Building Institute, Pinnacle Infotech, MCAA and Skender and takes a close look at the drivers, obstacles and benefits of building with prefab and modular constr...