What Does a Healthy Home Look Like?

(Downloadable PDF) An energy-efficient home is a healthy home! If you want to make your house efficient and healthy, make sure it has these features.  Green Building Materials Using green building practices and materials keeps toxic building materials out of your home and prevents off-gassing.  Insulation  Well-insulated homes maintain a safe and comfortable temperature throughout, [...]

By |2023-04-28T14:27:57-04:00April 28th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Are Eco-Friendly Homes More Expensive?

Building a custom new home is a significant cost for anyone, but many people considering building a new house are under the impression that green or eco-friendly homes aren’t affordable. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception, in part because many people fail to look at the bigger picture of ongoing home ownership costs. Today we’re [...]

By |2023-04-28T14:18:49-04:00April 28th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

What Does Being a Worker-Owned Cooperative Mean for BPC Green Builders?

One of the best pieces of news we can share for the beginning of 2023 is that as of January 1, BPC Green Builders is officially a worker-owned cooperative. Our founders, Mike and Chris Trolle, have been working with the entire BPC team toward this change for some time. We’re incredibly proud of the steps [...]

By |2023-04-23T23:29:06-04:00April 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Do Passive Houses Work?

When building a custom green new home, there are many different kinds of green home certification standards that you can build to. Some of these include: ENERGY STAR Zero Energy Ready Homes LEED Passive House  Passive House is one of the more well-known green home standards. In addition to other green building standards, BPC Green [...]

By |2023-04-04T16:20:03-04:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

What Does Working with BPC Green Builders Look Like?

Building a new green home is a significant undertaking, and the success of the project and how happy you are with your new environmentally-friendly home largely depends on the builder and architect you choose. With the right team in place, the end result will be a home that is truly ​​beautiful, healthy, energy-efficient, and durable. [...]

By |2023-03-29T10:34:20-04:00March 29th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

What Is the HERS Rating System and Why Is It Important?

If you’re considering building a custom green home, then you’re already thinking about sustainability and living in a house that’s better for the environment. You may have even heard reference to HERS ratings and why it’s useful to have your new high-performance home rated.   But what is the HERS rating system and what do [...]

By |2023-03-16T10:50:05-04:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Difference Between Net Zero, Passive, and LEED-Certified Houses

(View as a downloadable PDF)Excited about BPC Green Builders’ energy efficient home options but unsure which green certification you should build to?  Start with this handy infographic outlining the differences between Passive Houses, LEED-Certified residences, and Net Zero Homes in New York and Connecticut.LEED-Certified HomesOffers a range of certification options from LEED Certified [...]

By |2022-09-23T16:11:34-04:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

BPC Wins Sixth US DOE Housing Innovation Award

BPC is pleased to announce that BPC is a winner of the U.S. DOE 2021 Housing Innovation Awards annual competition. This is the sixth Housing Innovation award BPC has earned since 2013. BPC’s project won in the category of Custom Homes (for Buyers). The home which BPC calls Hillside Passive House is a U.S. DOE [...]

By |2021-10-04T14:01:17-04:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: News from BPC|

Passive House Design Way to Stay Cool

Fast Company Article Suggests Passive House Design as Way to Stay Cool with Increasingly Extreme Heat Fast Company magazine’s July 8, 2021 article “How an ancient design technique could help us survive extreme heat, no AC needed” says that Passive House design is one way to help homeowners and others stay cool in [...]

Homes that Live Healthy

More and more people now understand that indoor air quality is important for the health of those that live in the home. US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home certification standards results in homes that live healthy.  Learn how every Zero Energy Ready certified home integrates 100% of leading expert recommendations for protecting [...]

By |2021-06-04T13:14:52-04:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Green Tech, Other Articles about Green Building, Videos|

Homes That Live Better

Learn why homes live better when they meet the federal government’s most rigorous guidelines for home performance, the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home certification standard. A standard that delivers a superior living experience. Soon after the Zero Energy Ready Home certification program was started [...]

By |2021-06-04T11:43:00-04:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Green Tech, Other Articles about Green Building, Uncategorized, Videos|
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