BPC Homes Earn Top Industry Awards and Certifications
BPC Green Builders and BPC’s high-performance green homes keep winning building industry awards and earn residential green building and healthy home related certifications. Most earn more than one certification. BPC homes have earned some of the highest awards and industry certifications such as LEED for Homes Platinum.
Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Scores
BPC homes also 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.
Awards and Certifications by Category
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Governmental Certifications and Awards
The US Department of Energy (DOE)
Zero Energy Ready Home Certification
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has established a certification standard for home energy efficiency called the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. The general aim is for a home to generate as much energy as it uses, if not more. All new BPC homes are engineered to meet the certification standards of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.
DOE National Housing Innovation Awards
2017 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 a winner of the 2017 National Housing Innovation Awards in the category of Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer). This is the fourth DOE National Housing Innovation Award BPC has received. BPC’s project was one of 9 finalists from across the US in this category.
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 (EPA)
ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS Certifications
ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS are voluntary programs developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality for businesses and consumers. ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS were developed as standards for certifying new homes. All BPC homes are built or renovated to meet the criteria for both certifications. Most of our projects exceed the ENERGY STAR criteria substantially.
Both ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS certification standards are incorporated into the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home certification standards.
Green Building Organization Awards
Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
Passive House is a certification program that has done groundbreaking technical work in the field of building science to dramatically improve the energy performance of new homes and buildings around the world. PHIUS is a US offshoot of that program.
In 2017, a new colonial style home in Clinton, NY, was certified.
In 2015, a new Historic Colonial-style home in Watertown was certified.
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
LEED for Homes
The USGBC named The Taft School Faculty Residence built by BPC as the Outstanding Single-Family Project in the US for 2015.
The Taft School faculty home serves as a high-performance residence and learning lab for students. It is Connecticut’s first building to achieve LEED Platinum certification under the Building Design and Construction rating system for Homes using the new and more stringent LEED v4. The design and construction process is used as a teaching tool for science classes. The students monitor the energy use and there is also a vegetable garden, chickens and a rain garden on site as part of a comprehensive sustainability site.
2017 LEED Platinum: a new colonial style home in Clinton, NY. (Passive House Colonial II)
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.
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”.
Green Builder magazine
Best Use of Advanced Building Technology
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.
2019 Green Award
On March 12, 2019, BPC Green Builders was honored for significantly incorporating green practices into their culture and operations at TownVibe’s Sixth Annual Green Awards’ ceremony in Ridgefield, CT.
Home Builder Associations
NAHB Research Center
National Green Building Standard™ Emerald 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.
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.