MONDAY, May 4th, 2009



HIB Wood Insulation Blocks selected for Design a Community's Future


Grand Rapids, MI,SIGA Green Technologies, announced today that the HIB building blocks have been selected as one of the three green wall systems to be incorporated into the  Eco-Home design completion in “Greenstown” Greensburg, KS.  



At 9:45 pm on May 4th, 2007 an EF5 tornado leveled the rural town of Greensburg, Kansas. Just days after the storm, the community came together and decided to rebuild sustainable, striving to become a model green town for the future.


On May 4th, 2009, the 2 anniversary after the tornado, freegreen is starting an architectural design competition for Greensburg Greentown.  The goal is to use non traditional green building materials to built affordable eco-homes.


HIB is the only natural and wood based building material in the competition. Today’s challenging needs for green and sustainable building construction are address with the HIB home design, assuring highest comfort of living and energy efficiency.

       Wind and earthquake resistance has been confirmed by the University in Karlsruhe, Germany. The University Berlin has tested HIB’s building physics and created a simulation model to evaluate different climate zones; this is particular of interest in the United States.


       HIB building blocks have won the innovation awards of the state of Baden-Wuertemberg, Germany and a number other awards.


SIGA Green Technologies is the North American Technology Partner of HIB System AG.


For more information, please contact Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. (FH) Jan Michael Hoetzel, (616) 828-1024, or send an e-mail to