Welcome to the Active House USA  press room. Here you will find information and press releases about the Active House USA project and partners.

For additional information, media inquiries, and interview opportunities, please contact

Amy Burger (Active House USA) at amy@amyburger.com, 314.265.1372
Melody Meiners (Hibbs Homes) at melody@hibbshomes.com, or 314.807.5929
Keith Hobbs (Velux) at khobbs@nc.rr.com, or 919-844-0064

Active House Case Study and Brochure

Case study and comprehensive brochure about Active House USA produced by Velux.

Read case study
Download the brochure


Active House Plans & Renderings

Rendering-Master Bedroom 1
Rendering-Great Room
Rendering-Guest Bath
Rendering-Master Bedroom 2
Rendering-Bedroom 2
Front Elevation
Rear Elevation
Left Side Elevation
Right Side Elevation
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan


Active House Construction Images

Demolition Photos – April 26, 2012
Groundbreaking Photos – May 2, 2012
Construction Foundation & Framing – August 2012
Construction Skylights and Roofing – August 2012
Muddy Boots Tour – October 2012
Interior Finishings Installations – January 2013
Open House – March 2013


Active House Partner Press Releases

February 2013 – First Active House in North America Nears Completion
September 2012 – First Active House in the USA Under Construction in Webster Groves
May 2012 – First Active House in US Breaks Ground in Webster Groves, MO
May 2012 – “Active House USA” Incorporates Best of American and European Green Home Building Practices
April 2012 – First Active House in US Breaking Ground in Webster Groves, MO
March 2012 – Co-construct to Take Part in Active House USA, Homes That Give Back More Than They Take
February 2012 – Velux Products Selected For First Active House in USA
December 2011 – First Active House in USA To Be Built In Webster Groves, MO



Active House Partner Bios & Information

Matt Belcher, Verdatek Solutions
Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes
Castle Stone Products
Bio Kathleen Engel, Home Nav
Bio Marla Esser, Home Nav
Company Bio, Home Nav