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Geothermal HVAC for Green Home Building

Geothermal energy is used in heating and cooling a home. When geothermal systems are installed, they are dug into the ground in order to use the earth’s natural hot and cold temperatures. This unique and incredibly advanced technology is what many Hibbs Homes homeowners will say is a “must have” when building with Hibbs.

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ProBuilder highlights St Louis green home project by Hibbs Homes

Recently, Professional Builder featured our Proud Green Home construction project and one of the materials we used to build this high-performance home. Below, you’ll find an excerpt from this feature, and a link to read more. Boral Products Help Elevate Sustainability, Durability At Proud Green Home Of St. Louis Advancements in building technology have made […]

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Benefits of Net Zero & Green Homes in 2017

By Kim Hibbs, Certified Green Home Builder To be green, or not to be. That is one question among the many you will have to answer when building your custom home. But what does it really mean to build or live in a green home? The most obvious answer would be a sustainable home that […]

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Climate change & sustainability forum at White House

By Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes This week, I was honored to participate in a briefing with the White House Administration on climate change and sustainability. As a leader in energy efficient high-performance home building, I was invited to share how climate change is affecting real estate and housing, and to share my thoughts on how […]

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Three Years Later: Life in Active House USA in Webster Groves

On the eve of Earth Day, the owners of one of North America’s most energy efficient homes share their experience living in this unique home. Three years ago, hundreds of people lined up to view a one of a kind home built in Webster Groves. The home, built by Hibbs Homes  and designed by Jeff […]

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The latest in energy efficient home technology

As the technology improves and society becomes more concerned about the environment, the options for living in a comfortable and energy efficient home continue to grow. There are so many new gadgets and materials that are energy efficient and increasingly affordable for consumers who desire living in eco homes. The Tesla Powerwall Tesla always seems […]

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Smarter Cooking with High Efficiency Appliances

You’d be surprised how much energy is being used in your kitchen, even when you aren’t cooking. While no one is asking you to make the switch to cold meals only, there are ways to keep your energy usage down in the kitchen, and high efficiency appliances are a great start. Let’s start with two […]

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3 Ways to Have an Energy Efficient Home During the Holidays

The holidays usually mean cranking up the heat and spending more time at home. All that extra time in the house generally leads to higher energy bills as you power through entire TV series, listen to holiday tunes, stay up late reading, and bake up a storm. However, not everything has to increase your bills. […]

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How to Reduce Your Energy Bills This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season of bright lights and nights snuggled up at home. While a house covered in lights on the outside and toasty warm air on the inside sounds lovely, it can end up causing a significant increase on your energy bills. By making some easy swaps and making some smart green home construction decisions, […]

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How Hibbs Homes Makes a Comfortable Home

Green home construction isn’t just about being kinder to the environment; it’s also about building more comfortable homes. There are so many ways eco friendly homes can improve quality of life within the home, these are just a few of the main benefits. Better Air Quality Homes that are not up to eco friendly standards […]

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The Benefits of Low VOC Paint

Before we can discuss the benefits of talking to your green home builder about using low VOC paint in your home, it’s important to explain exactly what VOCs are. VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds. VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that can easily vaporize. Once they enter the air, they react with other elements and lead […]

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Green Home Building Spotlight: Kirkwood Infill

The beauty of custom green home building is that everything can be included as part of the design. What makes a luxury home are all the details coming together into one cohesive whole. This green home was awarded the “Infill of Merit” distinction by the City of Kirkwood for being a new, single family home […]

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Family Builds Their Perfect Home For Less Than Buying

The Derner family lived in a home that suited almost all of their needs, but the biggest problem they had with the home was the location. The couple no longer worked near the area they were living in anymore, so they knew it was time for a move. They looked and looked for a house […]

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Stranded Bamboo Flooring Adds Modern Look & Durability

The energy efficient renovation project we completed in Olivette, MO includes a lot of high performance features in home design and materials. From Geothermal heating to Energy STAR fixtures, many of the pieces of the remodel will be focused on greater energy efficiency for the homeowners. Another large component of this remodel includes the eco-friendly […]

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