Chart: CommSec The recent discussion on the size of living space, both for New Yorkers and TreeHugger writers reminded me of a report out last month indicating that Australia has now overtaken the United States in the size of new homes. In figures obtained by CommSec (the country’s Australia’s largest discount stockbroking firm) from the Australian Bureau of Statist…
ATLANTA The role of HVA&R in airborne infectious disease transmission, design and control strategies and technology, pandemic preparedness and airborne infection control will be examined at the IAQ 2010 conference sponsored by ASHRAE …
Photo via Divulgação We’ve touted the great, green benifits of using furniture made from cardboard before, but Paper Tiger ‘s baby seat is unique in that its advantage over traditional chairs goes beyond just being eco-friendly. Stuff made for growing children is notoriously wasteful due to the simple fact that children grow out of things, and many people don’t like the idea of buying used items for their kids.
as the COP15 cliamte change conference comes to a close, energy and sustainability are a topic on many peoples minds. this power cord by designers anton gustafsson and magnus gyllensward aims to literally visualize electric power to confront people with their consumption behaviour. rather than hiding the energy we use in our daily lives this power cord brings it into the open, showing the user when energy is in use by lighting up the cord itself.
ATLANTA – As a move toward a single consensus-based standard of care, a ventilation standard from ASHRAE and ASHE has been incorporated into the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, copyrighted by the Facility Guidelines Institute and published by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) …
Founded in 2000, Eco Custom Homes specializes in major renovations and building High Performance Homes. We are leaders in the Southeast in Sustainable and Passive House Construction.
We have worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from the master planning and construction of hobby farms to shipping container homes. Through our sister company, Icon Development Corp., we also focus on Retail T&I and Restaurant Construction.
I receive about 50 inquires a month and the first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a custom home?
Lot costs are typically 30% to 35% of your total budget for a home.
We find construction costs of $180 per sqft + or – 10%, plus a fixed cost of about $30k for site development costs. (Utilities, Driveway, Fencing, Landscaping, etc.) If you want a modern home with flat roofs and steel, you are looking $220 per sqft + or – 10%.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 7% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 3 to 6 months. Time to permit is about 60 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $70K to $120k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 6 months to construct a home.
In today’s market we are finding that in doing large renovations/additions to homes are saving 10% to 20% versus a new home.
Typically we see costs for new added space at $200 per sqft. Redoing existing space is about $120 per sqft.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 6% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 1 to 3 months. Time to permit is about 30 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $60K to $100k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 3 months to construct a home.