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Owens Corning & Hibbs Homes collaborate to build better homes in the St. Louis area

Collaboration will focus on providing comfortable, energy-efficient, cost-effective custom home options “Could we build beautiful, comfortable homes that save homebuyers money every month from lower heating, cooling, and maintenance costs?” This is the question we posed to our team of craftsmen at Hibbs Homes in late 2017. Today, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration […]

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Webster Groves Active House USA Project

 Webster Groves Custom Energy Efficient Home Active House USA is a custom green home & the first home in North America built using Active House standards. This prototype combines leading sustainable practices from around the world and meets or exceeds certifications for four US building standards: ICC-700 National Green Building Standard, Energy STAR, EPA WaterSense, EPA Indoor […]

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The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

By Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes When building a high-performance energy efficient home like the Proud Green Home St. Louis, which we completed last year, one of the most important decisions our team had to make was the insulation package. This is one of the most important decisions any building will make in any home construction […]

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High Performance Homes: Better Homes Through Better Walls

By Kim Hibbs Green home construction reimagines the entire home building process from the studs out. There are many problems with conventional framing that prevent a home from performing at its peak efficiency. In conventional framing, a traditional 2×4 stud is used which gives little to no room for insulation, and there are several points of thermal exchange between the […]

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Expert Tip: Consider BIBS Insulation

As a green home builder, we often rely on something called BIBS insulation to help us build better high-performance homes. On our YouTube channel, you can find a video of our crews insulating BIBS insulation a custom home being built in Chesterfield, Missouri. It’s been one of our most popular videos, so we wanted to share […]

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Lycene vs Cullulose vs Fiberglass Insulation

Though the thermometers in St. Louis homes might not be reading it, the end of summer is actually in sight. One thing that is fresh on many a homeowner’s minds, however, is how comfortable their home has been during this relentless summer heatwave. Thinking ahead many homeowners are considering the benefits of making their home […]

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