An Award-Winning St. Louis Green Home Builder
Having completed one of the first St. Louis Home Builder Association’s green certified homes in the St Louis region, and the first Active House in North America, Hibbs Homes is one of the leading green home builders in the St. Louis region. We are an Energy STAR partner, and a designated RESNET builder. But what exactly is a green home? And why should you consider sustainable building?
Sustainable homes are more than a trend – they are a responsible choice for your family and for future generations, and we want to make it easier for our clients to make this change. As one of St. Louis’s most established and reputable green home builders, our hope is to continue to lead the charge for better quality home construction for years to come.
Sustainable. Energy Efficient. Better Built Homes.
St. Louis’s Only ComfortBuilt Certified Builder
We are St. Louis’s only ComfortBuilt-certified custom home builder. We have partnered with the building scientists at Owens Corning to study how best to build energy efficient homes in the Midwest. In the St. Louis region, we experience extreme weather conditions – heat, cold, and moisture. In order to build a truly green home, we must insulate and build a better home from the ground up.
Features we include in ComfortBuilt homes include:
• Every ComfortBuilt home by Hibbs Homes is wrapped in a blanket of PINK® Insulation top to bottom, outside to inside. Owens Corning® FOAMULAR® Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Rigid Foam Insulation provides a continuous layer of insulation and protection from air and moisture intrusion.
• A tightly sealed thermal envelope, which includes the walls, roof, windows, insulation – anything that protects the inside from out.
• Controlled ventilation to account for the tight seal of the thermal envelope while allowing proper ventilation and fresh air exchange.
• Properly sized, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems that provide comfort without operating in a wasteful manner.
• Energy efficient windows, doors, appliances and lighting throughout.
The latest innovations in energy efficient home design take into consideration solar orientation, environmental factors, and climate needs according to the climate zone where the home is located. One basic example of the considerations of energy efficient home design include window location and climate – while a window that traps the sun’s rays is great up north where the climate is cooler wouldn’t work well in southern climates.
St. Louis’s Most Trusted High Performance Home Builder
Hibbs Homes is a leading green construction company in St Louis. We built one of the first home green verified through the St Louis Home Builders Green Initiative, many of the homes we build are Energy STAR rated, and we built the first Active House in North America. Owner and general contractor, Kim Hibbs, is a Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). We are an Energy STAR partner through the U.S. Department of Energy, a designated RESNET builder, and we have an A+ rating through the Better Business Bureau.
Harness Geothermal Energy to Save on Budget & Energy With extreme hot and cold swings common in the St. Louis area, Geothermal technology is growing in popularity as an energy efficient heating and cooling system that provides stability of temperature and comfort. In fact, clients who recently installed geothermal heating…Read more
Building a new home is one of the biggest investments you'll make. In addition to getting the most out of your investment, you also want to protect it. That's why it's important to ask about a potential home builder about their home warranty before signing with them. A clear understanding…Read more
When the temperature rises in St. Louis, you can bet AC units all over the city will be kicking into overdrive. This is especially true if your home wasn't built to be energy-efficient. If you want to beat the heat without sacrificing the life of your cooling system or your…Read more
At Hibbs Homes, our mission has always been to build better and smarter. We don't just want our homes to be beautiful. We want them to be affordable, durable, energy efficient, and most importantly, comfortable to live in. With that in mind, we knew we needed to think beyond the…Read more
Architect Curtiss Byrne Designs High Performance Homes That Allow Owners To Age in Place St. Louis architect Curtiss Byrne graduated from Washington University with a Master's degree in Architecture in 1992, and has been hard at work designing projects from small remodels to large custom homes since that time. Through…Read more
Have you ever stopped to wonder how much waste is produced during the construction of a new home? According to a study performed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), "an estimated 8,000 lbs on waste is created from the construction of a 2,000 square foot home." Crazy, right?…Read more
We are proud to share that we have been named the Best Energy Efficient Home Builder in Missouri by BUILD Magazine. This award is given to home builders who work tirelessly to ensure the global community decreases its collective carbon footprint by employing high performance building techniques that both reduce…Read more
These days, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient not only to reduce their energy bills but to also reduce negative impacts on the environment. To do this, many have opted to upgrade their existing homes or build a new energy efficient home from…Read more