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...

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...

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 ...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...budget Passive House certification & design in North America Find more about sustainable home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages...

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

...budget, is good enough. We think that opinion has had it's day. Whether or not we agree on the causes of climate change, and whether building more efficient h...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...construction that are more resistant to pressure and warping due to temperature changes, which ultimately determines the life expectancy of your windows. Wood...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...budget sufficient rolls of vapor open, exterior air sealing fleece-backed tape with full-surface adhesive into the equation. See the Top Tips and video below fo...

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...