Create a sustainable home for the 21st century
If you’re planning on building a custom home, get it right from day one.
Low energy bills, a healthy and supremely comfortable living environment, great design – what’s not to love?
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Ottawa custom home builder EkoBuilt works in the City of Ottawa and across the Ottawa Valley and environs. We work with clients with small urban infill lots, homeowners with larger rural lots, as well as with clients building a second or vacation home.
When planning to build a sustainable or super energy efficient home, there are many home building standards and styles that you may consider.
EkoBuilt’s core offerings provide a jumping off point for every homeowner:
- CodePlus – Protect your home’s investment by building to the future code standards, or even better.
- Passive House – We are known for our passion for the Passive House model and our particular approach. Learn more about the Eko Solar Engine.
- Tiny House or Coach House – Ottawa’s Coach House and Toronto’s Laneway property regulations have fed into the public’s enthusiasm for building small.
We’ve also got the experience and know-how to work with these building standards: LEED for Homes,R2000,Green Globes, EnergyStar, and Living Building Challenge. We’re also very excited about Net Zero and how it pairs with our own Passive House offering.
Perhaps you’d like to consider elements of one or more of these building approaches, or you’re simply hoping to figure out the most energy efficient home that you can afford to build, balancing design and taste with low energy input.
Meeting you where you are
We know the ins and outs of all of the above building methodologies, and the best ways to make the most of the resources you have to invest.
We can help with any of the steps along the way, in any combination, including planning and budgeting, design, construction drawings, and every facet of the building and finishing process. We work with individual homeowners, self-build clients, and other builders.
Our passion for sustainable home building is very much focused on energy efficiency, comfort and health.
We are delighted to show you how beautiful and affordable the simplicity of a sustainable house can be in our EkoModel Home just west of Ottawa.
How we work
Do you have a complete picture of your new home in mind? We can start there and work to turn your vision into a design with technical drawings and specs.
More often, clients have a strong sense of what they want, but need the inspiration of an existing house plan to react to. Over the years we’ve learned the value of starting with excellent house plans that are a close fit, and then working with our clients to fully customize the plans to match their unique needs and lifestyle.
We have custom home plans to suit a wide range of family and household sizes and lifestyles, and which can be adapted to different building standards and methodologies. We love the process of working from these starting points to achieve the house of your dreams.
We also know how important it is to discuss costs and what can be achieved within budget. To aid in this process, we have put together some guidelines and sample costs.