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Healthier indoor air quality, quieter and more comfortable daily living, and increased durability for lower maintenance - building your home using green building methods is one of the ways to ensure you're building a high quality homes that lasts a lifetime. Your home is built to outperform and outlast the conventionally built new homes on the market. From more durable materials that decrease waste to above-code building practices that ensure higher quality craftsmanship, a green home is a better-built custom home from the ground up.
As a recognized leader in high-performance home building, every home built by Hibbs Homes relies on the high-quality practices and materials that are required for healthier, green homes. Our homes exceed the metrics for high-performance certification and are well above the building codes of today. This is how we ensure every custom home we build performs at level that is measurably higher than conventional, code-built homes.
Why Build a Green Home?
You will see the benefits of building a high-performance, green home from the moment you move in and throughout the lifetime of the home:
- Cleaner + Healthier Indoor Air - Materials with low volatile organic compounds - gasses emitted over time by chemicals used in the production process - and the tightly sealed thermal envelope on an energy-efficient home means fewer indoor air pollutants inside your home - including less allergens. The high-efficiency HVAC also includes a filter to remove dust, mold, allergens, illnesses, and bacteria from the air as it is cycled through your home.
- Quieter Living + Better Comfort - Energy efficiency is not a trade-off with year-round comfort. Green homes are more comfortable than conventionally built new homes because of a building approach that includes a properly sized, high-efficiency HVAC system to keep your temperature inside comfortable without waste. Using higher quality insulation also prevents air leaks and creates an overall quieter home.
- More Durability + Low Maintenance - Sustainable home design and building practices consider both the current and future impact home construction and renovations will have on the environment. Sustainable homes are intentionally built with materials meant to withstand the tests of weather and time. Your home is also built to above code standards to reduce the need to renovations or major repairs over the lifetime of ownership.
Utah's Preferred Energy-Efficient Home Builder
Before expanding into Northern Utah, Hibbs Homes built roughly 100 green-certified homes, earning us a reputation as one of the leading high-performance home builders in the the country. We are recognized as:
- One of the Best Energy Efficient Home Builders in the nation two years in a row.
- And in 2012 we completed construction on the first Active House USA - a NetZero prototype home for North America.
All of the home building materials, systems, and construction practices we rely on ensure that your home is built to meet or exceed nationally recognized green home building standards - even if you choose not to undergo a green home certification process.
Hibbs Homes is proud to be a dedicated RESNET builder, which means all of our homes are independently tested and measured for quality craftsmanship and energy efficient performance.
Green Home Building News & Resources
S5, E8: Energy Efficient Home Building Special Energy Efficiency Day 2022 is October 5, so we’ve put together a special episode that focuses on the benefits of building a green home! Your host, Kim Hibbs, will take you through the latest developments in energy-efficient building practices and walk through the practical results you will see …
S5, E7: Safe at Home During Extreme Weather There’s no place like home, and what a different story it would have been had Dorothy made it to the storm cellar in time. As more extreme weather events pop up around the country and world, builders are finding systems and techniques to protect their clients’ investments …
S5, E2: Building Healthier Homes What makes a home healthy and why does it matter? Since the early 2000’s, sustainability has pushed the fundamental way we build and live in our homes. LEED certification, passive homes, EnergySTAR, and the list goes on – with a variety of different approaches to building a sustainable home, though, …
What Makes a High-Performance Home Different? If this is your first time building a new home, you may be wondering what exactly is a high-performance home? Put simply, a high-performance home is built with a reliance precision, superior processes, and the high-quality materials. Sometimes called sustainable or green homes, high-performance homes are measured and compared …
S3, E6: High-Performance Home Building 101 Download: Guide to Cost Savings When Building Green In part two of our series focusing on everything between the studs in your custom home, we talk to experts who weigh in on green construction techniques, benefits, and ways you can measure just how well your home is built. Listen …