Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis
Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.
Attendees from the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference and Expo were invited, as well as members of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri and local builders and contractors to tour the home.
Kim Hibbs, owner of builder Hibbs Homes, gave ProudGreenHome.com an update on the progress of the home as of late September 2014.
People who attended were able to see the systems behind the walls and between the studs, and learn more about the energy efficient building materials and processes during design and construction of the home’s core structure.
Check out the Huber ZIP System sheathing and see how it improves durability and creates a more substantial building envelope, and learn about the unique materials being used to create a better living environment for the family, and especially their son struggling with allergy and asthma conditions.
ProudGreenHome.com has partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, 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. 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
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
The home will undergo third-party verification to ensure its performance and quality.
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