How to Budget the Cost of Building a Home

Planning ahead for construction-cost control of an energy-efficient home is well worth the effort.

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For our example in this series of articles on planning and building an energy-efficient home, we've chosen the two-bedroom Sun Cottage, an expandable earth-sheltered, passive solar plan with 1,023 square feet. 
ILLUSTRATION: ANGUS W. MACDONALD, M. ARCH.