Author: kelownapassivehouse

April 10, 2019 kelownapassivehouse

priMe haBitat Design | Build  2019:  New Custom Homes, New Net Zero Homes, New full-home retrofits…. We are grateful and humbled to work with such great clients! Net Zero Kitchen Construction 2019 Solar Install Net Zero Home 2019 New Custom Home 2019

December 6, 2018 kelownapassivehouse

priMe haBitat Design | Build is pleased to announce our latest High-Performance build: GB house cross-section: R45 marshmallowy-extruded polystyrene insulated slab-on-grade. R55 double-stud walls with high-calorie dense-pack cellulose. R85 roof assembly with 8 caloric KWH Solar array. AND it’s delicious! #EvenHasEarthTubes! #NotSoNetZeroCalorie #MerryChristmas!

October 20, 2018 kelownapassivehouse

2018 is going quickly!  priMe haBitat Design/Build firm of Kelowna, BC is working on multiple projects… from our Code-Plus builds, to Net Zero design/builds and deep-energy retrofits.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build such comfortable, beautiful and energy-efficient homes.  Contact us today to Design/Build your home!

July 15, 2018 kelownapassivehouse

priMe haBitat Design | Build president Mike Banner takes us on a tour of their latest “Deep Energy Retrofit” whole-house renovation project.  This 1970’s home will not only get a beautiful new look, it will now use considerably less energy and be healthy & comfortable for the owners.  We love this project!

July 8, 2018 kelownapassivehouse

In this video, priMe haBitat Design | Build president Mike Banner talks about strategies to make your home more efficient and healthy using simple design/build concepts. Simple techniques that are cost-effective adds great value. Ask us about our “CODE-PLUS” Options for your home!

April 1, 2017 kelownapassivehouse

We just met with a new client who is looking forward to building their new home.  They hadn’t really given much thought to energy-efficiency and high-performance design, but have now done some research.  It’s Net-Zero/Passive or nothing.   Why?  Why is it that so many people don’t know their options when it comes to the…

March 30, 2017 kelownapassivehouse

HRV: a key component to all Passivhaus and Net-Zero Homes.  So….What is It? In a Passive House, we keep the home airtight in order to keep energy usage low.  But there’s a drawback… Our homes NEED regular changes of air to keep them healthy. So, we use a Heat Recovery Ventilator. An HRV consist of two ventilation ducts…