Opportunity for Calgary Contractors Awaits in Net-Zero Home Construction

Hey there, fellow contractors! Remember when we used to scratch our heads over the difference between an estimate, bid, quote, and proposal? Thanks to platforms like Bolster, that fog has lifted. But today, I'm diving into another golden opportunity we're missing out on – net-zero homes.


The Changing Landscape


Calgary's real estate is booming. But while we're focused on traditional builds, there's a surge of interest in net-zero homes. Why? Because people are becoming environmentally conscious. They want energy-efficient homes that minimize carbon footprints. More importantly, they're willing to pay for it!


Why It's a Big Deal


Net-zero homes are about more than saving the environment. They save homeowners big bucks in the long run. The initial investment might be higher, but the monthly savings on utilities pay off. This is a major selling point, and as contractors, we should be capitalizing on it.

Back when I started my journey in the construction world, I remember dealing with variable versus fixed costs was such a hassle. But thanks to tools like the one over at this page, it's become a breeze. The same way we've adopted new estimating techniques, it's time to adopt new building techniques!


Getting Ahead of The Curve


As a contractor, it's essential to be ahead of trends. Remember when green building and sustainable construction practices began gaining traction? There's an entire blog post about it on Bolster. This is not just a trend; it's the future.


The Role of Estimating Software


If you're like me, you might be wondering how to incorporate net-zero building materials and practices into your estimates. Luckily, platforms like Bolster have our backs. They allow us to quickly and accurately generate quotes, even for something as specific as net-zero homes. If you're still uncertain about the transition, check out their insightful article on how to calculate the cost of goods sold (COGS) in the construction industry.


Final Thoughts


Contractors, net-zero homes are not just a fleeting trend. They are the future of construction in Calgary and beyond. Let's gear up, educate ourselves, and start building for the future. And hey, while you're at it, maybe have a read about the 2023 hottest construction trend on Bolster – it might just give you an edge in the market!

Stay ahead, build smart, and let's make Calgary the net-zero capital of Canada!


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