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 HomeBy Albert Jensen-Moulton, BPC Green Builderswith 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 to reflect his [...]

By |2021-08-18T10:00:29-04:00February 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|

The Green Building Pyramid

Green Building Pyramid The Green Building Pyramid lays out very clearly how to set up your priorities so that you can end up with a home that is truly energy efficient. Click on a link below to open a larger image in a separate window Low-resolution PDF (672KB) High-resolution PDF (3MB) The Green Building Pyramid [...]

By |2019-11-07T16:58:01-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

BPC Green Builders Publishes New Edition of its Online Glossary of Green Building Terms for Consumers

BPC Believes the New Edition to be the Most Comprehensive Green Building Term Glossary Online. BPC Green Builders is pleased to announce it has just posted online its newest and most comprehensive edition of Glossary of Green Building Terms to date. The new glossary contains over 300 terms and has 70 illustrations and photos. [...]

By |2022-03-16T11:11:50-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: News from BPC, Other Green Topics|

Plastics: NPR Interactive – What’s Usually Recyclable & What’s Not

The typical American creates over 250 pounds of plastic waste each year! Not surprising, much of this waste starts out as packaging. What happens to all our plastic waste and how it is recycled or not is a problem. Even today and even if you have a recycling bin. Why? Because many people are [...]

By |2021-04-13T18:23:13-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Environment, Other Green Topics|

BPC Green Builders Featured in Special Coastal Issue as the “Expert Who Can Help – Going Green can Start at Home”

Connecticut’s Gold Coast Publisher, Moffly Media, features BPC Green Builders in “Ways To Live The Good Life in Fairfield County”. The 2019 inaugural list of 203 recognizes Fairfield County’s “Gold Coast Treasures” – the pros and places for family fun, cool outings, shopping, and specialty services. Highlighted as “one of [...]

By |2019-08-01T09:44:33-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: News from BPC|
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