"While we're here, we want to tread as lightly on the earth as we can."

- priMe haBitat Builders

Current and Upcoming High-Performance Home Projects...

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Net Zero Design & Build | Passive House Design & Build | Enhanced-Efficiency Homes

Our newest Passive House is designed, and currently in energy modelling. This is a lovely charmer: a gorgeous traditional farmhouse which will sit on an acreage in Kelowna. Building starts in May 2021! We love this one...!

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Passive House Kelowna
#NetZero 2021 Clifftop Home  #EnergyEfficient #NetZeroDesignBuild
Steel Framing #NetZero Clifftop Home Kelowna 2021.
#NetZero Build Crew: Steel Framing Clifftop Home.  #Kelowna
#NetZero Build Crew: Steel Framing Clifftop NetZero Home. #Kelowna
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#NetZero Framing Clifftop Home 2021 #Kelowna. The latest NetZero Design in the Okanagan. Summer/Fall 2021
priMe haBitat Design| Build Net Zero Home 2020
priMe haBitat Design| Build Net Zero Home 2020
Custom Net Zero Home.  Design Build by priMe haBitat Builders
2020 Net Zero Custom Home.
Net Zero Home 2019/20 Design Build
Net Zero Home 2019 Design Build
2019/2020 Lakefront Net Zero Home
2019/2020 Lakefront Net Zero Home
Net Zero Energy
2018 Net Zero Home: Zero Energuide Rating!
Net Zero
2018/2019 Net Zero Home
Deep Energy Retrofit
2018 Deep Energy Retrofit
Code Plus
2018 Code-Plus Home Build
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2018-2019 Net Zero Home
Net Zero Home 2019/20 Design Build
Net Zero Home 2019 Design Build
Net-Zero
Net-Zero
  • Net Zero Homes produce as much energy as it uses on an annual basis. (Determined by energy-modelling).
  • Reduces energy-related, ever-increasing monthly utility bills. (Inflation protection for years to come).
  • NZE homes are better built, more comfortable and quieter to live in than a regular "code-built" home.
  • Fresh air system reduces allergens, dust, pollen and pollution in the home. Healthy home, with even temperatures.
  • Protects against climate change, preserves natural resources, minimizes our environmental footprint.
Net Zero Home 2019
Net Zero Home 2019 Design Build
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SummerlandInteriorPlan1Kitchen
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Net-Zero and Passive House... What's the difference?

        Passive House:

  • Focus on achieving the least amount of energy required to heat/cool a home by using "passive" strategies: Additional insulation, air-tightness, home design/aspect to take advantage of solar gain, eliminating thermal bridging.
  • Aim is to REDUCE the need for energy at the design/build phase without the use of on-site renewables like solar panels.

    Net Zero House:

  • Designed to generate as much energy as it uses on an annual basis. Net Zero uses many Passive House principals, however, will use on-site renewables like solar panels which can be connected to local electric grids.

For a comprehensive description of Net-Zero Housing, click to see the Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corp's "Net Zero" Page.