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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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A Sound Investment: Return on Investment for Green Home Construction

St Louis Home Builder Hibbs Homes shares green home construction impact of Chesterfield custom home By Kim Hibbs, Certified Green Builder A smarter home – simply put, that’s what we’re looking to build for our clients. With each design, our hope is to create a home that is healthier, more energy efficient and more durable […]

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Homeownership Can Bring Big Savings at Tax Time

By Kim Hibbs, 2016 President, Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri (HBA) Article as seen in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. As tax season comes to an end, homeowners are reminded that their investment can mean big savings during this time of year. Home owners who itemize their federal income tax deductions can deduct […]

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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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New Homes Month in St Louis kicks off strong

Hottest housing marketing predictions coming true The National Association of Home Builders has proclaimed April “New Homes Month,” and is drawing attention to the benefits of buying a new home. Last December, the Chief Economist for Realtor.com, predicted that St. Louis would be the second hottest real estate market in the country in 2016 and […]

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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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Test Your Green Home Building IQ

By Melody Meiners Hibbs Homes has been a local, St. Louis home builder for well over a decade. Many of the past years have been focused on green home building. Since we started back in 2004, there has been a lot of change in the green building industry and the perception of green building has shifted […]

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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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