Jeff is generous with his time and his consultation fees are reasonable. He recognizes the interest people are developing in Green Building and wants to be on the forefront of consumer education in this exciting industry.
There is a lot of confusion about high performance construction. The concept of “Greenwashing” has greatly confused homeowners. In our local market, we have LEED certification homes, Earthcraft, NAHB Green Building, Energy Star V.3, The Challenge Home, Net Zero Home, Passive House, or the new Minergieprogram. While some of these programs reward you for expensive and complicated systems, other focus on simple solutions for maximizing energy savings.
At Eco Custom Homes, Atlanta, we offer green consulting for residential and commercial construction projects. We have been specializing in designing and building High Performance Homes since 2000. We are leaders in the Southeast in Sustainable and Passive House Construction. Our team of specialists helps to build custom homes in Atlanta that are less toxic and offer a healthier, allergy free environment for your loved ones.
To reach one of our specialists for a green consultation, call us at 404 303 7280.
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.