Building Matters: Why we need building sensors

Reprinted with permission © 2021, The Taunton Press, Inc. Why we need building sensors The rapidly evolving field of sensor technology allows us to monitor building performance and create healthier indoor environments. Photo: courtesy of author [Ben Bogie] Wood moisture meter. The OmniSense S-2 Wireless Sensor monitors temperature, humidity, and wood moisture [...]

BPC Net-Zero Energy Home Project Subject of Series in Fine Home Building Magazine

An 80-year old home in Connecticut getting a deep energy retrofit and whole-house green renovation by BPC Green Builders is the subject of an ongoing series of articles in Fine Home Building Magazine. Join BPC project manager, Albert Jensen-Moulton and the editors of Fine Home Building magazine as this Net-Zero Energy home progresses. [...]

By |2021-04-28T11:25:34-04:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles about BPC, News from BPC|Tags: |

Two BPC Green Builders Projects Featured in Bedford & New Canaan Magazine

Two custom green homes recently built by BPC Green Builders are the subjects of two articles published in the March/April 2021 Bedford & New Canaan Magazine. One of the articles, titled Positively Passive, is about a home built by BPC Green Builders and designed by the homeowners Elisabeth Post-Marner and Larry Marner, both architects. [...]

By |2021-04-28T11:25:46-04:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles about BPC, News from BPC|Tags: |

What are High-Performance Homes?

High-Performance Homes, like high-performance cars, do everything a home or car would do but better. However, unlike non-EV high-performance cars, which are typically not energy-efficient, high-performance homes are energy-efficient, use near net-zero or net-zero energy, use less water, and yet they are more comfortable and healthier to live in than conventional homes. [...]

By |2021-04-20T14:22:44-04:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Green Home Economics, Health, Other Articles about Green Building|

Game-Changing Plastic Recycling Process Promoted by Sir David Attenborough

File This Post Under Good Very Good News Sir David Attenborough, wildlife filmmaker and environmental champion, recently appeared in a video supporting a new potentially game-changing plastic recycling technology that can recycle virtually any type of plastic. Sir Attenborough is no fan of plastic pollution. He’s said, “What’s so tragic about plastic pollution [...]

By |2021-04-14T12:02:00-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Other Green Topics|

Google Maps Directions Going Green!

According to a recent article in Fast Company Google is in the process of changing the default directions it gives you from point A to point B to be the route most eco-friendly. “Instead of showing you the fastest route from point A to point B by default, it will show you the greenest [...]

By |2021-04-14T11:40:40-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Green Tech, Other Green Topics|

What Does a Green Home Look Like?

Your new green home can look virtually any way you wish. This is because today’s green home building technology, materials, and approaches offer design flexibility not available to green homes built 20 years ago. With the exception, perhaps of you seeing a new home with solar panels, it takes a well-trained eye to tell [...]

By |2021-05-12T13:53:26-04:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

US DOE Videos about Zero Energy Ready Homes

All homes BPC Green Builders build today at a minimum meet the US Department of Energy certification standards for a Zero Energy Ready Home.  The videos below, prepared by the US DOE touch on some aspects of why Zero Energy Ready Homes are a good option for any home you buy or build. [...]

By |2021-02-17T11:55:01-05:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building, Uncategorized, Videos|

BPC Green Builders Home Wins 2020 AIA Connecticut Sustainable Architecture Award

BPC Green Builders is pleased to announce that a Net Zero Energy home BPC built and designed by Trillium Architects won an Award of Merit in the 2020 AIA Connecticut Sustainable Architecture Award competition. This home also was the winner of the 2020 US Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award in the Custom Home category.

By |2021-02-17T12:09:58-05:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: News from BPC|

Passive House as a Route to Net Zero and Healthy Building

Case Study of a Stamford Home By Albert Jensen-Moulton, BPC Green Builders with Larry Marner, Marner Architecture  BPC has built several houses for clients who also happened to be architects. One of these clients, Larry Marner, recently had an opportunity to design a new home for his family. Above all, he wanted the house [...]

By |2021-02-03T16:09:17-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Articles by BPC Staff, Case Studies, Green Tech|

BPC Wins Peter Harding Service Award

  BPC Green Builders is the Proud Recipient of the 2019 Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge's Peter Harding Service Award   We are pleased to announce that BPC Green Builders. Mike Trolle, and Chris Trolle have been awarded Energize Connecticut's Zero Energy Challenge Award program's Peter Harding Service Award. The Peter Harding Service Award, named [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:10:26-04:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: News from BPC|

What is Greenwashing?

The term "Greenwashing" has nothing to do with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Greenwashing means misrepresenting a home, construction method, product, or material as being "green" when it is not really green. Greenwashing is a deceptive marketing practice.   Green Washing can be done in many different ways; two of these are: The intentional and deceptive use [...]

By |2020-02-14T10:33:44-05:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|