Green Home & Green Building Blog

BPC Home Featured on Fine Homebuilding Website

The Taft School Faculty Home built by BPC Green Builders in 2014 was recently the subject of a detailed article on Fine Homebuilding's website written by Kiley Jacques. The article starts off: Four years after its completion, the internationally recognized Taft House remains a leading-edge example of building science success.     The team [...]

By |2019-04-18T16:34:58-04:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles about BPC, News from BPC|

PBS Newshour Video: How Climate Change is Loading the Dice for More Perilous Hurricanes

As yet another large hurricane takes aim on the US, the part climate change is playing in intensifying our weather is back again in the news. This 6-minute 14-second video is a discussion between Amna Nawaz and Radley Horton of Columbia University on the link between 1) climate change, 2) rising sea levels and 3) rising [...]

By |2019-05-10T17:53:26-04:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Videos|

PBS Video: Decoding the Weather Machine

More and more destructive hurricanes. Some of the worst wildfires and droughts. Deadly heat waves and extreme rainfall. Something has changed with our weather today, and many scientists agree. As NOVA's description of this two-hour video states:  "It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic." This NOVA documentary cuts [...]

By |2019-05-10T17:49:40-04:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Videos|

Former Governor Martin O’Malley on the Opportunities of Climate Change – Video

Climate Change Challenges are also Opportunities. Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley believes we can use climate change as an opportunity to move towards the goal of our nation and economy being fueled by 100% clean renewable energy. And he believes we already have the technology and expertise to achieve this goal. [...]

By |2019-04-09T11:26:35-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Videos|

Climate Change’s Best Hope Video

A friend of BPC Green Builders discovered this uplifting video on PBS about something everyone can easily do about climate change and sent us a link. This wonderful video is less than 2 minutes long and is well worth watching. It's called "Climate Change's Best Hope, The one thing Katherine Hayhoe wishes we did about climate change" [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:14:30-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Videos|

What Climate Change Will Cause

A Great Overview from the Washington Post About What to Expect An analysis article in the Washington Post by Philip Bump entitled "What Climate Change is Actually Expected to Do" explains not only what scientists generally agree on will happen but also how what will happen will make climate change even worse. The article [...]

By |2019-04-25T14:23:02-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Green Home Economics & Savings|

BPC Green Builders Wins WestPort’s First Green Building Residential Award

BPC Green Builders is proud to announce that we are the first winner of the town of Westport’s Green Task Force “Building Award for Achievement in Sustainable Design and Construction”. The award program is part of a larger program by Westport’s Building Dept. for recognizing projects in Westport that have made or are making [...]

By |2019-04-16T16:25:32-04:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: News from BPC|

What is Passive Solar and How Does It Work?

Guest Author: Julie Scott With an increased focus on greener building and energy efficiency, the term “passive solar” is being used more and more. Not to be confused with solar panels, passive solar is the use of the natural environment in a way that optimizes the internal temperature of a home. Rather than relying [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:22:47-04:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Tips for Making Your Pool More Eco-Friendly

Guest Author: Jennifer Dawson, Writer for: PoolCareGuy Some people may argue that there is no such thing as an eco-friendly pool. As pool maintenance often requires the use of harmful chemicals, which contribute greenhouse gases to the ecosystem, many believe pools cannot be made “green” at all. But this simply isn’t the case. There are [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:38:46-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

How Propane Homes can be Zero Energy Ready

  How Propane Homes can be Zero Energy Ready Build with Propane, News: By Hallie Busta    April 20, 2018 Chris Trolle was interviewed for an article in the Build with Propane website's news article section about a Zero Energy Ready Home and LEED Platinum project BPC built in New Fairfield, Connecticut in 2012. The home uses [...]

By |2018-08-30T15:15:58-04:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Articles about BPC|

BPC Clients Write E-book About Their BPC Net Zero Energy Home

Download it for free here BPC clients Karen and Cyril Cabral were so enthusiastic about their new Net Zero Energy Home by BPC that they wrote an e-book to share their experience and what they learned about high-performance energy-efficient homes during the process.  Most BPC clients find building their green home a learning experience. But [...]

By |2019-04-16T17:07:34-04:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: News from BPC|

Why Right-Sizing Your HVAC System is Best for Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Extending the Life of Your System

  Guest Author: Michelle West It’s understandable why some people would think that the bigger the heating or cooling system, the more comfortable you and your family would be. After all, bigger HVAC units are more powerful, and therefore more capable of providing the best possible heating and cooling, right? There are also people [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:03:12-04:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

BPC Green Builders Earns Another U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award

October 2017 BPC Green Builders Earns Another U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award: 2017 US DOE Housing Innovation Award for Custom Homes for Buyers BPC Green Builders Inc. received its fourth DOE Housing Innovation Award in five years. The award category was "Custom Homes for Buyers".  Built in Clinton, NY the winning custom green home [...]

By |2019-04-16T16:23:15-04:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: News from BPC|