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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.

GovernmentalGreen Building Organizations | Home Builder Associations | Health Organizations

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Governmental

The US Department of Energy
National Housing Innovation Awards

Zero Energy Ready Housing Innovation Award grand winner 2015

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 receivedBPC’s project was one of fifteen finalists from across the US.  (Download the DOE’s case study for this project.)

Housing Innovation Award 2015 PDF
Zero Energy Ready Housing Innovation Award winner 2014

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.)

Housing Innovation Award 2014 PDF
Zero Energy Ready Housing Innovation Award winner 2013

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.)

Housing Innovation Award 2013 PDF

 

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.

In 2014, a new cottage-style home in Danbury built by BPC became the first Passive House certified by PHIUS in Connecticut.

Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge sponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

For the 2014 ZEC, a new house built by BPC in Watertown was the winner of the award 3rd place award and Honorable Mention.
View video of BPC’s 2014 ZEC Winner

For the 2013 ZEC, a new house built by BPC in Danbury was the winner of the award for the Lowest Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index without Renewable Technologies.
View video of BPC’s 2013 ZEC Winner

In 2012, a new house built by BPC in New Fairfield was the winner of the award for the Lowest Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index without Renewable Technologies.
View video of BPC’s 2012 ZEC Winner

In 2010, the Kantor House won 3rd prize in this annual competition focused on low-energy homes.
View video of BPC’s 2010 ZEC Winner

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

2015 LEED Silver: a fully renovated colonial style house in Ridgefield. (70s Colonial Update)

2015 LEED Platinum:  a new Historic Colonial-style Home in Watertown. (Passive House Colonial)

2014 LEED certified: a new Neo-Traditional-style Home in Ridgefield.

2013 LEED Platinum: a new Contemporary-style Home in New Fairfield. (Candlewood Mountaintop Contemporary)

2013 LEED Gold: a new Neo-Traditional-style Home in Norwalk. (Classic Single-Gable Design)

2012 LEED Platinum: a new Contemporary-style Home in Norwalk. (Green Contemporary Home on the Sound)

2010 LEED Platinum: a fully renovated and expanded cape-style house in Ridgefield. This was the first home certified at the platinum tier in Fairfield County. (Reimagined Cape)

2009 LEED Platinum: a new Adirondack-style Home in New Canaan. (A Taste of the Adirondacks)

2007 LEED Silver: 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.

Green Builder magazine

Green 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.

Health-Related

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.

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