Our exclusive focus on complete custom home building means we've never built the same home twice. But our signature high-performance approach to construction and materials makes every home we build better from the group up.
Your high-performance Hibbs Luxury Home is more durable, operates more efficiently, and is healthier to live in by design. Your home is also well above code and exceeds many national criteria for green home certifications and sustainable building standards.
High-Performance Building - Benefits That Last a Lifetime
The Hibbs Healthy Homes Standard for building focuses on the the materials and processes that are most important to your home's longevity, comfort, and operation. We take a holistic approach to the performance and quality of the critical structural components and systems of your home to make sure you are building a home with truly "good bones."
The key components of your home - the thermal envelope, HVAC & air exchange systems, and material durability - are designed to control air and energy leaks and prevent pests, allergens, and microorganisms from entering your home. Your home is independently rated to measure the efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality of home's construction is compared to conventionally built and existing homes.
Advanced building science is the foundation of the quality and craftsmanship of every home we build, and they make your home healthier and more comfortable to live in for a lifetime.
Cleaner + Healthier Indoor Air
Your home's thermal envelope prevents indoor air pollutants from getting inside while a high-efficiency HVAC with advanced filtering technology removes dust, mold, allergens, soot from wildfires, and bacteria from the air that cycles throughout your home. Sealants and other high-quality materials that are made with low levels of VOCs - volatile organic compounds - reduce the number of manufacturing pollutants released into the air over time. Our holistic approach to air quality means the air inside your home is cleaner and healthier to breathe - it's a difference you immediately experience when entering a Hibbs Healthy Home.
Quieter + Comfortable Living
Your Hibbs Healthy Homes is quieter and more comfortable than conventionally-built new homes because your home is designed with a properly sized, high-efficiency HVAC system and above-code framing and insulation techniques that prevent air and temperature exchange and control sound. Room-to-room and floor-to-floor the temperature and air quality of your home remains the same, no matter the season or weather conditions outside.
Durable + Low Maintenance
High-performance home building practices achieve sustainability by balancing impact a home has on the owners and environment both today and tomorrow. Sustainable homes are intentionally built with materials meant to withstand the tests of weather and time. Built above code and with an eye towards a low-impact future, your high-performance home is designed to reduce the need for renovations or major repairs in the future - saving time, money, and the environment.
How We Build Our High Performance Homes
Energy Efficiency: EnergySTAR Lights & Appliances
Also called energy-heel trusses, a "heel" is added to roof assembly which raises the roof trusses above the wall assembly. The gap between the wall plate and the roof truss is then filled with insulation to prevent air leaks where the wall plate meets the roof truss.
Advanced Framing: California Corners
This framing style, also called an open-stud corner, creates a cavity at the corner of the exterior wall plates, which is filled with insulation to prevent thermal bridging and better insulates your home.
Advanced Framing: 2x6 Studs
A 2x6 framed wall is considerably stronger than a conventionally framed, 2x4 wall and is ideal for ceilings that are 9' and above. A 2x6 framed home allows for more insulation coverage, betters sound proofing, and it increases the weather resistance of your home.
Advanced Framing: Engineered Flooring System
Known as an "I-joist," an engineered floor joist system is used for longer floor spans and is a stronger than conventional floor joists. The use of I-joist beams provides more strength, allows for larger open floor space, and is more cost effective than traditional floor joist systems so you have more flexibility in your design footprint without squeeks.
Advanced Framing: Thorough Caulk & Seal
Using a combination of no-VOC adhesives, foam, and blown-in fiberglass insulation, the exterior of your home is tightly sealed to prevent air, microorganisms, and other elements from entering your home.
Advanced Framing: Recessed Headers
Allows for insulation and air sealing above exterior windows and doors, which gives you a more tightly sealed and energy efficient home.
Advanced Framing: Spray Foam at Plate Connections
The connections that hold the wall assembly together can be a source of air and energy exchange. By adding spray foam at these locations you home retains more energy and has healthier indoor air quality.
Premium Insulation: Grade 1 Insulation Install
When your insulation is installed, the quality and technique of the insulation is independently inspected and rated for quality and technique. Grade 1 is the best installation score and every home we build is categorized as Grade 1.
Premium Insulation: Above Code Insulation
The insulation used in your home's attic exceeds municipal and International Energy Conservation Code requirement to keep your home well insulated and prevent issues such as ice dams.
Energy Efficiency: Low-E Windows and Doors
The use of energy-efficient windows and doors throughout your home is a key factor in preventing your home from taking on radiant heat in the summer and losing heat to the outside in winter. It also prevents UV rays from fading finishes inside your home.
Energy Efficiency: Low Flow Plumbing
Contrary to popular belief, low flow doesn't mean low water pressure. Our team works with you to select fixtures that reduce water waste without impacting your comfort.
Energy Efficiency: High-Efficiency HVAC
A properly sized and zoned heating and cooling unit makes your home more comfortable without wasting energy. By distributing heated and cooled air throughout your home and being able to customize temperature in certain rooms your home is optimized for your ideal temperature throughout the house. You system also lasts longer, reducing repair and maintenance costs.
Energy Efficiency: High Efficiency Water Heater
Whether it is a tankless or EnergySTAR rated water heater, we asses your home's hot water needs and help you select the appropriate type, size, and installation for your home.
Energy Efficiency: EnergySTAR Appliances & Lights
While you are customizing the appliance package and lighting in your home, we help you find the energy efficient solutions for your needs that will conserve energy.
Healthier Living: Enhanced Moisture Control
Your home's design includes enhanced protection against moisture and microbes, such as mold. This system includes a complete drainage plan for both the interior and exterior, flashing, and other applications that protect your home's durability and indoor air quality.
Healthier living: Advanced Fresh Air System
Your home's healthy air system uses ventilation fans and a smart fresh air system that cleans the air as it is brought into the home.
Energy Efficiency: Smart Home Technology
In addition to a programmable thermostat, your home is designed for integrated programmable lighting options, zoned/multi-source audio, fire and water protections, security, and TV/phone/data access.
Healthy Living: Drain Tile Plan
Your home's interior and exterior is protects by drain tiles and with a sealed sump pump to prevent water from passing into your home through the foundation.
Energy Efficiency: EV Charging
Your home's garage is supplied with the power and capabilities for charging options for your electric vehicle.
Advanced Framing: Raised Heel Trusses
The location where your roof meets the wall assembly has an extra lift, or heel, that allows us to add insulation. In conventionally built homes, this location is not insulated and can allow a lot of air to pass through.
Utah's Premiere High-Performance Home Builder
We do not require our homeowners to undergo formal certification, but our Hibbs Healthy Homes Standard meets or exceeds the national and state criteria for green-certified and energy efficient homes.
Our dedication to building the best homes for our clients is why we have been recognized as:
- Best Energy Efficient Home Builders in the nation three years running.
- And in 2012 we were the chosen builder of the first Active House in North America - a NetZero prototype home.
Hibbs Homes is proud to be among the select RESNET-certified builders in Utah, which means every home we build is independently tested and rated for quality craftsmanship and energy efficient performance.