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New Study Shows Higher Values for Green Homes

New homes built to LEED commanding 8 percent premium A new study from The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) finds that new homes in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (Austin-Round Rock MSA) built to meet green building standards like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s […]

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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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Let the sun shine in: tips for maximizing natural light

Letting natural sunlight into your home has a whole host of benefits, both for your health and for your energy bills. Sunlight exposure is essential for good health; as it provides us with much-needed Vitamin D, which promotes wakefulness, better moods, a stronger immune system, and much more. Lack of sunlight exposure can lead to […]

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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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4 Things Energy Efficient Homes Have in Common

The more you look into the possibility of green homebuilding, you will find that there is a tremendous amount of ways to make your home more energy efficient. As St. Louis experts in green home construction and luxury homebuilding, we have built homes with limited eco-friendly features as well as homes that are the most […]

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Celebrating 20 years of ENERGY STAR certified homes

We’re proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner and are excited because this year is the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR certified homes! For our clients who get to enjoy the energy efficiency and comfort of their high-performance homes every day, we wanted to share a unique opportunity extended for each of you. ENERGY STAR […]

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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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Green Home Building: National Green Building Standard vs LEED

At Hibbs Homes we certify our green homes through a few different green home building programs, sometimes several programs for just one home depending on the request of the homeowners, but the most common certification we use is the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). When we meet with a new, custom home client or media person […]

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