BPC Green Builders Homes Regularly Earn Top Industry Awards and Certifications
BPC Green Builders and BPC’s high performance green homes have won and keep winning building industry awards and earn residential green building and healthy home related certifications. Our homes have earned some of the highest awards and industry certifications given.
BPC homes consistently achieve excellent “Home Energy Rating System” (HERS) scores. HERS scores don’t just say a home is energy efficient. It proves it and shows exactly how energy efficient it is.
Check out the Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) scores our projects have received.
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The US Department of Energy
National Housing Innovation Awards
2015 Grand Prize Winner – National Housing Innovation Awards
The US Department of Energy named a Passive House certified colonial style custom home built by BPC Green Builders as the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 National Housing Innovation Awards for Custom Innovation on the Path to Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes. This is the third DOE National Housing Innovation Award BPC has received. BPC’s project was one of fifteen finalists from across the US. (Download the DOE’s case study for this project.)
2014 National Housing Innovation Award
In 2014 the DOE chose a Passive House certified cottage as one of 22 national winners of its 2014 National Housing Innovation Awards for Custom Innovation on the Path to Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes. This is BPC’s second National Housing Innovation Award. (Download the DOE’s case study for this project.)
2013 National Housing Innovation Award
In 2013 the DOE chose a new contemporary-style home in New Fairfield as one of 21 national winners of its 2013 National Housing Innovation Awards for “Custom Innovation on the Path to Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes.” (Download the DOE’s case study for this project.)
US Environmental Protection Agency
Energy Star Certification
All of the homes that BPC has built or renovated have been rated and certified to meet the ENERGY STAR criteria. In fact, all have exceeded the criteria substantially.
Green Building Organizations
Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
In 2015, a new Historic Colonial-style home in Watertown was certified.
Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge sponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
The Connecticut Green Building Council
In 2015, the CTGBC chose a new Colonial-style home built by BPC for its “Award of Honor,” its top residential award each year.
In 2013, the CTGBC chose the Lawrence House for a Merit Award.
In 2012, the CTGBC chose the Costigan House for a Merit Award.
In 2010, the CTGBC chose the Kantor House as “The Most Intriguing Residence in Connecticut”.
In 2008, the CTGBC chose a new Saltbox Home built by BPC as “The Most Intriguing Residence in Connecticut”.
LEED for Homes
In 2015, a new Historic Colonial-style Home in Watertown was certified at the top LEED Platinum tier.
In 2014, a new Neo-Traditional-style Home in Ridgefield was LEED certified.
In 2013, a new Contemporary-style Home in New Fairfield was certified at the top LEED Platinum tier.
In 2013, a new Neo-Traditional-style Home in Norwalk was certified at the LEED Gold tier.
In 2012, a new Contemporary-style Home in Norwalk was certified at the top LEED Platinum tier.
In 2009, a new Adirondack-style Home in New Canaan was certified at the top LEED Platinum tier.
In 2007, a new Neo-Traditional-style home in Bethany became one of the first LEED certified homes in the country during the pilot phase of the program. The house was certified at the Silver tier.
Green Builder magazineGreen Builder magazine selected the Kantor House as the outstanding home in the US for its “Best Use of Advanced Building Technology” for their 2010 Green Home of the Year Awards program. An article on the house was published in their December “Awards” issue.
NAHB Research Center’s National Green Building Standard™ Certification
In 2009, a New Adirondack-style Home in New Canaan was certified at the top Emerald tier. This certification means a project has been independently verified by an accredited third-party and received National Green Building Certification.
Home Builder Associations
HOBI Awards sponsored by the
Connecticut Home Builders Association
2011 Best Energy Efficient/Green Remodel in Connecticut
BPC won for a Renovated Colonial in Ridgefield.
2006 Best Energy Efficient/Green Home in Connecticut
BPC won for a new Saltbox Home in Norfolk.
2004 Best Energy Efficient/Green Home in Connecticut
BPC won for a new Four-Square Victorian Reproduction Home in Redding.
American Lung Association Health House
In 2000, BPC completed a new, Super-Insulated Home in Roxbury, becoming the first and only builder in Connecticut to complete a home that meets the rigorous requirements of the ALA Health House program.
This national program has pulled together the expertise of top building scientists to establish criteria for every aspect of a home’s construction and operation to ensure high standards for indoor air quality, as well as other performance qualities including energy efficiency.