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Hibbs Zero: Net Zero Energy Efficient Homes now available

Net Zero Homes generate more energy than they use, providing value, payback We have long been pioneers in building energy efficient homes in Missouri. Now, we are looking to increase the number of energy-efficient homes in the St Louis region in a big way. Just in time for Earth Day, we are presenting our home […]

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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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Custom Home in Brentwood, MO

Learn more about this green home built in Brentwood This custom home in Brentwood MO was a labor of love for our crew and our clients. The family that asked us to build this new home owned the property with the original home built several decades ago and loved the neighborhood. They wanted to have […]

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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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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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Top Four Green Cleaning Products For Your Home

There are many benefits to green homes, including lower utility bills and improved durability. But did you know that green homeowners live in a more comfortable home than those who build using standard materials and methods? The first thing you notice when you walk into a building is the quality of the air inside. You […]

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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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Four Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Green Home Builder

  Green is a very popular color these days, especially in the home building industry. And it might not be for the reason you are thinking. More people are choosing to build and buy green homes – not just because they are good for the planet – but because green, high performance homes save homeowners […]

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What’s the Big Deal About Building Science Anyway?

  By: Kim Hibbs More and more of our clients are hearing the term “building science,” but many don’t understand why it is a big deal.  Simply put, building science helps me build better homes. For many builders, new construction is nothing more than drawing the house plans, ordering the materials and scheduling the trades.  […]

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#EarthDay Home Design Tip: Building a Rain Garden

  Last year we built a custom home in Webster Groves, MO for very savvy and green-minded homeowners. When finished, they had a Gold Level green verified home through the NGBS, and is highly efficient. Beyond the green building materials and high performance building practices used in the home construction process, there were several green design features the homeowners added, including a rain […]

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Quality subcontractors is the key to a strong team

By Kim Hibbs, CGP, Hibbs Homes You have a beautiful new home that you absolutely love. You’re happy and your builder is happy. Before you heap too much praise on the builder, take time to thank his subcontractors. As I see it, a builder is only as good as his or her subs. Why the […]

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Making crawl spaces more energy efficient

Learn how crawl space vapor barriers save energy Perhaps the most important element in a green home renovation is creating a high-performance building envelope that reduces energy usage and increases durability by managing the air and moisture exchange between the home and outdoors. Think of a home’s high performance envelope much like the envelope you […]

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Lessons learned from building St. Louis’s greenest custom home

By Kim Hibbs After ten months of construction, the ribbon was cut on Proud Green Home St. Louis in mid-February.  This beautiful home is truly a standard in green home building with certifications and verifications including Energy Star, EPA’s Indoor Air Plus and Water Sense, DOE’s Zero Energy and RESNET. After the open house and […]

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