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 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?
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What Is A Green Home?

Green certified homes incorporates top environmental and resource efficient building practices through every phase of new construction. A green home is more energy efficient, durable, and comfortable than a standard construction home. Green homes are also commonly equipped with green technology such as lighting and temperature controls.

Homeowners that choose to build an energy efficient home do so because of the low maintenance, higher durability, energy efficiency, and environmental factors. We build this way because of the outstanding value it provides for our clients.

As a green home builder we focus on:

  • Lot design, preparation, and construction
  • Resource efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Indoor air quality
  • Operation, maintenance and homeowner education
  • Global Impact

A truly green home undergoes third party certification. While every home we build is rated for energy efficiency, you do not have to go through a full green verification process to build a high performance and energy efficient home.

What Does Verified Green Mean?

A verified green home is inspected by a third party during the building process to certify that an established set of green criteria has been met. During those inspections, points are awarded for each achievement, and once a certain threshold is reached a home is awarded a green designation. There are many green designation programs available to homeowners, and we work with you to determine if green verification is right for your construction goals.

Why Build Green a Green Home?

Homes that are built using green technology, processes, and materials provide the homeowner with a host of benefits, including:

  • Higher homeowner satisfaction. A 2014 study of green homeowners completed by GuildQuality found that 95% of green homeowners agreed that they are satisfied with the features in their home, and 94% would recommend a green home to a friend or family member.
  • Reduced energy consumption saves you money on monthly utility bills.
  • Improved indoor air and water quality provides you with a more comfortable and healthier home.
  • Increased durability over typical construction requires less maintenance and saves you time and money.
  • Reduced waste and pollution conserves and restores natural resources, helping to protect the environment.

St Louis’ Trusted Green Home Builder

Hibbs Homes is a leading green home 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.

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