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Energy Efficient Home Building
Building a new, custom home means you benefit from the value of the latest in energy efficient and high performance home designs and practices. Building your new homes using energy efficient practices saves you an average of 20% in energy costs and maintenance.
As an Energy STAR building partner and RESNET Energy Smart Builder, Hibbs Homes stays up to date with high efficiency home building and design practices. You can be assured that we incorporate the most efficiency and value into every home we build because you will recieve a certified HERS score rating for energy efficiency. Like MPG on a vehicle, this HERS score measures the efficiency of your home and ranks it on scale with other energy efficent and conventional homes.
Energy efficient homes have minimal utility bills, and, because of their advanced design, they are also more comfortable to live in. In fact, many of our clients are surprised to find that, even with a larger home, their monthly utility and maintenance bills are significantly lower after moving into their new home.
Energy efficient homes feature:
- A tightly sealed thermal envelope, which includes the walls, roof, windows, insulation – anything that protects the inside from out.
- Controlled ventilation to account for the tight seal of the thermal envelop while allowing proper ventilation and fresh air exchange.
- Properly sized, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems that provide comfort without operating in a wasteful manner.
- Energy efficient windows, doors, appliances and lighting throughout.
The latest innovations in energy efficient home design take into consideration solar orientation, environmental factors, and climate needs according to the climate zone where the home is located. One basic example of the considerations of energy efficient home design include window location and climate - while a window that traps the sun’s rays is great up north where the climate is cooler wouldn’t work well in southern climates.
At Hibbs Homes work hard to stay up to date with the latest innovations in building technology for the St Louis area. In fact, we built the North American Active House USA prototype right here in Webster Groves.
Are you considering building an energy efficient home, addition or renovation? Contact us with questions or to schedule your free consultation.