01 Jan '13, 12am

Green Building Q&A: Cost Effective Building Options for High Performance Homes

I have observed a number of questions asked in this category and read many GBA articles on the topic. I have also heard of lumber shortages from super storm Sandy and challenges from snow storms and previous ice storms. Here are some ideas from our building project (agreenhearth dot com) and experience: Panelized construction can save money and time and the whole house package is good for owner - general contractors. Pacific Homes put together our package so that we got the materials cheaper than we could buy them (pacificbuildingsystems dot com). Their experienced advice was helpful in making the decisions needed to put the package together. Since we don't own a truck, it was handy to have everything delivered to the site without have to make hundreds of trips to the hardware store. We found one contractor who could put the package together which minimized the general con...

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