"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...

priMe haBitat Design | Build Firm

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

priMe haBitat Design| Build Net Zero Home 2020
priMe haBitat Design| Build Net Zero Home 2020. (Kelowna Net Zero House, Solar Panels, Solar Systems.)
Custom Net Zero Home.  Design Build by priMe haBitat Builders
2020 Net Zero Custom Home. (Kelowna Net Zero House, Solar Panels, Solar systems.)
Net Zero Home 2019/20 Design Build
Net Zero Home 2019 Design Build (Kelowna Net Zero House, solar panels, solar systems.)
2019/2020 Lakefront Net Zero Home
2019/2020 Lakefront Net Zero Home (Kelowna Net Zero house, Solar panels, Solar Systems.)
Net Zero Energy
2018 Net Zero Home: Zero Energuide Rating! (Kelowna Net Zero house, solar Panels, solar systems.)
Net Zero
2018/2019 Net Zero Home (Kelowna Net Zero House, Solar Panels, Solar systems.)
Deep Energy Retrofit
2018 Deep Energy Retrofit
Code Plus
2018 Code-Plus Home Build
Net Zero
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
Net-Zero
Net-Zero
SummerlandInteriorPlan1Kitchen
Design2 kitchen

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.