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A new learning experience for everyone interested in zero-emission homes. The Next Generation Home generates more energy than it uses. It is 100% more efficient than a conventional home, healthy to live in, has low energy bills, and lowers your carbon footprint.

The Next Generation Showhome

An Open House Full of Tangible Learning Experiences

This home is the latest of three research homes in Wilden. The Next Generation Home is built to BC Step Code 5 and net-zero standards. It is a continuation of the UBC Okanagan research on the best construction practices, innovative materials and energy efficient systems.

The home focuses on a robust building envelope with exceptional airtightness and efficient mechanical systems. It produces more energy than it uses.

We invite you to visit the home for an educational experience through fun, educational, interactive displays. Experience how quiet a high-performance home can be, feel the difference that energy star windows can make, see what’s inside the attic and walls, and how a solar system works. Learn how green construction saves energy and impacts climate change.

This 6-month long exhibition is full of learning opportunities for all levels of knowledge. Come visit us during show home opening hours.

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Nov 20th 2022 – May 18th 2023
Open from 1-5 PM daily, except Fridays
215 Echo Ridge Drive, Kelowna
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PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Learn more about the products & technologies combined in this home

HOME ENVELOPE

Wall Assembly
Roof Insulation
Windows
Air Tightness

SPACE + WATER HEATING

Air Source Heat Pump
On-Demand Water Heater
iFlow

ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

Washer | Dryer

ENERGY RECOVERY

ERV
Drain H20 Heat Recovery

ENERGY GENERATION

Solar Panels
Heat Gain

FUTURE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Demand Response
Battery System
RNG