In the next few years I will be building a home on the East Coast of Canada on a waterfront property and I am looking to make it as energy/self sufficient as possible without breaking the bank…anyone have any experience with this? What are the best ways to build a home like this without spending a fortune? Do you know any builders who specialize in this?
— Green Bay Press-Gaz. (@gbpressgazette) January 2, 2014
All suggesstions welcome! Thanks.
Thanks, both helpful. I have family that did in floor heating from their lake, cement floors, all windows etc and that helps…just trying to find out more myself so i have more control at building time…most R2000 homes arent quite as green as Id like…looking to save some money even if I start small but leave room for more as I go.
Going green has a higher initial cost than conventional construction. But the degree has a direct impact on cost. You don't have to go to the extreme, and you'll still achieve a 'green' home – it just might not get full LEEDS certification.
Refer to the pages listed below in order to get more information about both the process, and the contractors in the region. You might also find a few connected links which interest you.