It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Here is a great explanation of why. Quick takeaway: the costs and effort to make even the steel walls suitable as a residential wall are not worth it. The only advantage is the corrugated steel look, but you can get that buy buying cheap roofing and using it as cladding.
A good framing crew could build a structure of similar size and complexity (it’s just a box) in a day.
Chicago has introduced a pilot ADU program. On the surface it seems like a great opportunity for investors, but upon closer inspection it becomes clear that it depends on the specifics of the property and type of ADU. See below chart for a few sample cases.
Fellow green builder and long-time friend Ziman Development have initiated a great new program to help tackle carbon emissions.
See full article here.
“According to Robert Linn, owner of Point B Properties in Chicago, Illinois, “At Point B, we focus on the energy efficiency of our developments as part of our triple bottom line. An energy-efficient building improves the life of the occupant by saving them money and improving their health, and it improves the health of the planet by reducing the carbon footprint.””