NET ZERO HOMES: Design & Build

In Design for another Net Zero Home 2020
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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....

 

The Advantages of Building 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!

  priMe haBitat Design | Build:

Recent and Upcoming Net Zero Energy Home Builds.

 

Mike Banner, President of priMe haBitat Design | Build talks about the HRV/ERV and the air flow in this Net Zero Home. Airtight home, with an ERV creates an amazing, healthy home full of fresh air.

Mike Banner, President of priMe haBitat Design | Build talks about the Heat Pump Hot Water Tank, the Circulation Pump and some of the special efficiencies employed in the Net Zero home.

In this video, Mike Banner, President of priMe haBitat Design | Build talks about the air flow in this #NetZero home, and the ventilated interior doors that make this home so efficient, healthy and full of fresh, clean air.

Blower Door Test:  Net Zero Home 2020

Mike Banner, president of priMe haBitat Builders, demonstrates the HRV Charcoal Filter Option. This is effective in reducing/eliminating wildfire smoke, pollutants and allergens coming into your home.

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

Net Zero Lakefront 2020
2020 Net Zero Energy Home
Healthy Home
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
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Net Zero Home 2019/20 Design/Build
Net Zero Home 2019 Design/Build
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2018 Net Zero Home
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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.

 

priMe haBitat Design | Build Passive House/Net Zero.
priMe haBitat Design | Build Passive House/Net Zero.
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NET ZERO HOMES: Design & Build January 18, 2017