BPC’s Team of Professionals

It Takes a Well-Qualified and Experienced Team to Build High-Performance Homes

solar panels being installed on a green home in CT Building superior green homes requires a team of skilled craftsmen. Building custom green homes requires an extensive understanding of building science, engineering principles and experience completing homes that meet many green industry standards and certifications.

Founded by Mike and Chris Trolle in 1998, BPC Green Builders’ team of exceptional designers, engineers and construction professionals are among the area’s finest. Many on BPC’s team have specialized training and/or certifications and licenses in architecture, home design, green building, engineering and residential construction. BPC’s team includes many specialty trade contractors as well as building materials and product suppliers and manufacturers.

Principals and Founders

Two Brothers, One Mission

Both Michael N. Trolle and Chris T. Trolle are dedicated to helping homeowners create the most leading high performance and environmentally responsible homes that meet their lifestyle.

Michael N. Trolle, Co-Founder & Principal

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Mike brings twenty years of experience in residential construction and development to the table. During this time, he has worked with many leaders in the field of building science and green building. He has continued to stay on the cutting edge of the field and is passionate about building energy efficient, healthy, sustainable, green homes. He is also committed to increasing awareness and adoption of the latest practices.

In his work at BPC Green Builders, Mike has been responsible for groundbreaking projects in Connecticut and surrounding New York State counties that include:

  • The first and only American Lung Association Health House in Connecticut.
  • The first LEED for Homes project to achieve a Platinum rating in Fairfield County.
  • The first PHIUS certified Passive House in Connecticut.

Mike founded the Green Homes Committee of the Connecticut Green Building Council, which he chaired for many years. He also served for ten years on the Affordable Housing Committee in Ridgefield. During this time, the Committee’s work resulted in the development of twenty new units of affordable housing, and zoning regulations were changed to permit accessory apartments.

Mike’s background includes twelve years at CB Richard Ellis, a commercial real estate company, where he was 1st Vice President. During this time, he brokered transactions worth over $300,000,000 and was twice a member of the company’s elite Colbert Coldwell Circle. Previous to that, he taught secondary English in the public school system.

Mike holds a BA in geography, an MA in American literature, and an ABC (Advanced Business Certificate) from the UCONN MBA program.

Christopher T. Trolle, Co-Founder & Principal

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Chris is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Connecticut and New York with over 25 years of experience in construction management; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system design, and energy-use assessments and audits. Chris’ grasp of advanced building science principles allows him to resolve unusual problems and to educate others on building practices and how systems interrelate.

While on-board at BPC, Chris has managed the construction of several noteworthy green homes, that include:

  • The first home in Connecticut to receive certification under the USGBC LEED for Homes pilot program.
  • A unique project to restore a noteworthy contemporary-style house designed by the renowned architect Serge Chermayeff, as well as to create a new thermal envelope that wraps the existing structure while retaining the exterior appearance of the original house.
  • A net zero faculty home for the Taft School that was certified as both a PHIUS Passive House and a LEED Platinum home; and was honored as the top green home in the country by the USGBC for 2016, as well as receiving the top Housing Innovation award from the DOE for 2016.

In addition to residential project management, Chris has assisted builders and homeowners in his capacity as both a licensed engineer and a project manager for BPC. He has provided expert witness testimony related to building science and mechanical issues. His diagnostic and evaluation work has provided Chris with a unique perspective on the problems and opportunities associated with improving the performance of both new and existing homes in the region. 

Chris holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers); and NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers).

Project Managers

Albert Jensen-Moulton, Project Manager

Albert Jensen-Moulton

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Albert comes to BPC Green Builders after a 20-year career managing new construction, restorations, and maintenance for Glück Pipe Organs in New York City. The instruments he worked on can be seen and heard at houses of worship throughout the tri-state area as well as in Oklahoma and Wisconsin. 

Albert’s interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency began in 2010 when he helped launch a new micro wind turbine for ENESSERE, a clean-energy startup based in Vicenza, Italy.

Holding a Professional Certificate in Renewable and Sustainable Energy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Albert is also an accredited LEED Green Associate, and is a certified Passive House Tradesperson. He first learned building science from his father and the basics of architectural drafting from his grandfather.

Albert’s unique and eclectic background also includes experience as a theatrical lighting designer and electrician, a sound engineer for a public radio affiliate, and a professional choral artist and educator. He holds degrees in vocal performance from Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music.

Ben Bogie, Project Manager

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Ben brings more than 20 years of experience to the table with BPC. He has the uncommon distinction of being a third-generation high-performance builder, following his father and grandfather’s lead, who were designing and building some of the first super-insulated buildings in the region in the early 80’s. This foundation set him on a steady course for a deep understanding of buildings.

His professional track has taken him through a varied path, working on early 18th-century historic homes, fabricating, and installing high-end custom millwork throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic, a certificate in studio furniture making, and numerous high-performance, low-energy project completions.

Driven by a voracious appetite for knowledge in all areas of his craft, he drives for the highest standards possible on all of his projects. His decades in the field allow him to maintain those standards with ease while anticipating what’s coming next.

Named one of the industry’s top “40 under 40” in 2018 by Professional Remodeler magazine, he has become a staple author for industry publications as well as a national speaker/teacher on building best practices at trade shows, private seminars, and web-based media.

“Ben is a widely recognized thought-leader in the home building community and is on the leading edge of the movement toward healthy, high-performance, low-carbon homes.” – Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Lance Babiar, Project Manager

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Lance joins BPC after a decade-long career in the public and commercial construction space. This included projects for public institutions including primary and secondary schools, universities, local governments, and non-profits. He had previously worked in residential construction for his father, a custom home builder who taught him about construction and carpentry, and instilled in him the exacting standards and practices for building durable and comfortable homes.

Lance still remembers the excitement of showing up to his father’s job sites as a young boy.

For the better part of 15 years, Lance has been committed to grassroots sustainability, focusing on alternative ways to reduce our carbon footprints both in lifestyle and the built environment. His interest in building net-zero, high-performance, healthy homes brought him to BPC.

Lance pursued Environmental Studies at the University of San Diego, holds a BS in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University, an MS in Environmental Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and is a Certified Passive House Builder under PHIUS.

The BPC Team Has Extensive Expertise in many aspects of Green Building

  • Site Selection and Preparation
  • Zoning and Environmental Regulations
  • Architecture and Design
  • Building Engineering
  • Building Science
  • Building Codes
  • Green Building Standards
  • Healthy Home Standards
  • Green Materials and Product Selection
  • Efficient Heating, Cooling, and ventilation Systems
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Green Construction Methods
  • Residential Construction
  • Hardscape landscaping
  • Building Performance Testing and Evaluation