NET ZERO HOMES: Design & Build

Net Zero Energy Homes

A Net Zero home is one that is designed, modelled and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.

In addition to enhanced high-performance building assemblies, Net-Zero will use on-site renewables like solar panels which can be connected to local electric grids.  

A Net Zero Home is healthier, better built and more comfortable than a code-built home.  They feature enhanced ventilation systems that reduce allergens, pollens and pollution in the home.  

Read more about the benefits below....

 

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Solar PV Array: Net Zero Home
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Heat-Pump Hot Water Tank

  priMe haBitat Design/Build: Recent and Upcoming "Net Zero Energy" Home Builds.

 

Blower Door Test:  Net Zero Home 2020

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2020/2021 Net Zero Home Kelowna, BC.

A Mid-Construction Walk-Through: Net Zero Home.  Wall Assemblies, Dense-PackCellulose, Air Barriers.

Net Zero Lakefront 2020
2020 Lakefront Net Zero Energy Home
Garage to House
Net Zero Home Build 2019/2020
Site Visit and Design Meeting for New Net Zero Home 2020/2021
Site Visit and Design Meeting for New Net Zero Home 2020/2021
Net Zero Home 2019 Design/Build
Net Zero Home 2019 Design/Build
In Design for another Net Zero Home 2020
2019/2020 Lakefront Net Zero Home
Net Zero Home 2019/20 Design/Build
Net Zero Home 2019 Design/Build
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2018 Net Zero Home
Net Zero Energuide Rating
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2018 Net Zero Home
Net Zero Home: Autumn 2018
Net Zero Home: Autumn 2018

Why Consider a Net Zero Home?

 

  • 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.

 

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The Advantages of Owning a Net Zero Home...

LOWER HOME OWNERSHIP COSTS.

*Other than the utility company's monthly hook-up fee, a NZE Home is designed to have no annual energy bills.  From day one, your home will cost less to own than a standard home.

OWN A BETTER, MORE DURABLE HOME

*Materials and Techniques used in NZE Homes are superior to Standard-built homes.  Less upkeep, and lasts longer!

INFLATION-PROOF AGAINST RISING UTILITY COSTS

*Energy Costs always go up! But NZE produces all the energy you need.

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

*No CO2 Emissions, Reduced Energy Requirements due to better building techniques, and the home produces it’s own energy. Our grandchildren will thank us for it!

✔ NZE HOMES REQUIRE LESS ONGOING MAINTENANCE

*Fewer Mechanical Systems to maintain. Durable construction. Fresh air systems = No mold.

✔ NZE HOMES GENERALLY RETAIN HIGHER RESALE VALUES

*Advanced Efficiency Technology and Durability help keep NZE Homes in demand.

✔ NZE HOMES ARE QUIETER AND MORE PEACEFUL

*Triple-paned windows, superior insulation techniques protect you from outside noise from roads, air-traffic, and your neighbour’s son who is learning the electric guitar!

✔ MOST IMPORTANTLY… COMFORT, COMFORT, COMFORT!

* Virtually air-tight walls allows for no un-wanted drafts or hot/cold spots in the home. And the home is supplied with continuous pre-heated or pre-cooled fresh air, reducing allergens, mold and pollutants. It is the healthiest home to live in!

NET ZERO HOMES: Design & Build January 18, 2017