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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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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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3 Tips for Winter Energy Savings

By: Sara Graham & Danni Eickenhorst Whether you’re concerned with energy conservation, or if you’re just concerned with keeping your utility bills low this winter, we have the information you need to make your home more energy-efficient this winter.  Read on for information on the three biggest sources of winter energy loss, and solutions to help with seasonal energy […]

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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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