Construction budget / Guides

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...construction while keeping to a reasonable budget. During this time, I met Benoit Lavigueur, who founded BL Ecoconstruction in 2007. Together we worked on sev...

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

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...Budget Maintaining healthy indoor air quality Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in t...

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 ...

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

...construction professionals. Remember that their time is precious, and if an experienced building professional asks "what is your budget" it's because they are w...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Construction Bernhardt Contracting Photos Ryan Hamilton Materials Wood-frame construction with ICF foundation and EPS insulation under slab , mineral...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...Construction costs: The construction budget, not including excavation, septic and well is $200,000. By regional standards this is low for its size, savings re...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Mem...

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...construction methods? Trends in the construction industry, such as shorter project schedules, sustainable construction practices and workforce shortages, are ...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more ...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...construction. Monocrystalline panels are composed of the highest quality silicon and are the most energy efficient - and most expensive - option for residential...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...construction is quality mechanical systems. Purchase and install usually come towards the end of construction, and if you're over budget there is a strong tempt...