We have 10 free tickets to this weekend’s Toronto Green Living Show 2018 (April 6 – 8th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre). To enter, just answer this question using the survey form in this blog post. We’ll award the tickets by the end of business today!
Note: the contest prize has no cash value or equivalent replacement.
Win a Cartier Table-top Fire Feature
We’ve also got 2 Cartier tabletop fire features from ethanol fireplace maker Eco-Feu of Montreal to give away!
The EkoBuilt Model Home will be open for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 9am to 5pm each day, as part of Green Energy Doors Open Ottawa ’17. We hope you’ll come out and visit our four-bedroom passive house just west of Ottawa. Just stepping into the house you’ll feel the difference.
Click to learn about the EkoBuilt solar engine
The EkoBuilt Passive House is our premier offering for home owners seeking the best investment, exceptionally low energy consumption, and comfort from a home that is also supremely healthy. We offer 13 designs, all of which can be customized to meet your specific needs and preferences.
Almost all of our conversations begin with the passive house and what it means for home owners. To aid these conversations and to support your research into the best home for you, we recently developed an illustration that shows the component parts of what we call the Eko Solar Engine.
Throwing our doors open this weekend offers a perfect opportunity to ‘see’ the solar engine in action and to ask questions. We look forward to meeting you!
We now have the opportunity to take houses off the grid and power them with energy completely derived from the sun. Your home can work smarter and save you money all year round.
At EkoBuilt, we’ve invested a lot of time and know-how into developing the perfect solar engine for your home, and we’ve created a special infographic to easily convey how it works.
This simple, fully documented and proven complete building solution is completely unique and makes it extremely easy for anyone to achieve energy independence. Our solar engine uses the latest available technologies to make this not only possible but affordable – NOW!
The beauty of the system is that you can apply it in part or in its entirety, depending on your situation.
While many homeowners understand that estimating the cost per square foot of a new build is an exercise with a lot of contributing factors (site considerations, build complexity, grade of finishes chosen, etc.), certain numbers provide a common reference point.
A commonly heard figure is $200 per square foot for a custom home, when in reality some homes are done more affordably, while many others cost a good deal more.
The EkoModel Home, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, rings in at $194 per square foot, based on 2,509 interior square footage, or just $155 per square foot, based on 3,141 exterior square footage. In either case, these figures indicate a smart build that allows for quality construction and material at a more economical price point.
Of course, the story gets even more interesting when you understand how much you stand to save on annual energy costs with one of our passive house models.
We’ve provided a complete breakdown of costs for the EkoModel Home in this new 3-page document. This shows that you can build a PassiveHouse at the same price point or even below a standard custom build budget.
The Evolution of the Home
We believe strongly that any home built today should be designed for the 21st century – cost effective and sustainable. Our focus is on providing the most comfortable and sustainable home possible, and by ensuring that:
the homeowner will be protected from rising energy prices
interior materials contribute to healthy indoor air quality and comfort
materials used have high renewable and recycled content, minimal manufacturing, and are locally sourced as much as possible
construction waste is minimized and an appropriate recycling facilities are identified for responsible waste management