Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Behind the walls and under the basement floor, insulation will create a tight building envelope for the Proud Green Home at St. Louis.

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.

The Proud Green Home at St. Louis is a green and sustainable building demonstration home. ProudGreenHome.com partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions LLC and the High Performance Buildings Research Center, part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia to build the five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home.

It will be used for educational purposes by students from the University of Missouri and the High Performance Buildings Research Center and energy performance will be monitored even after the homeowners move in.

Designed by architect Curtiss W. Byrne, the home in Wildwood, Missouri, is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:

  • Energy Star for Homes
  • National Green Building Standard from the National Association of Homebuilders
  • DOE Zero Net Ready home
  • EPA Indoor airPlus
  • EPA WaterSense

The home will be verified by ASER USA, a third-party energy certification consultant.

From the start, the goal is to build a home that's very air tight.

"We have a complete focus on the conditioned envelope using a combination of insulations and sealants," said builder Kim Hibbs.

Read more about the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.


Topics: Building Green, Energy Audits, Foundations, Home Design & Plans, Insulation, Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, Solatube, STEP Warmfloor


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