Articles by Mike Trolle, BPC Green Builders Principal

A Personal Journey: Building My Own Passive House (part 2)

The Cottage Everything but the foundation shown here will be torn down and rebuilt The cottage I bought for this project had a concrete block foundation that sits partially on ledge as the site rises to the rear. A room behind the house was built on concrete block piers. Given my performance goals [...]

A Personal Journey: Building My Own Passive House (part 1)

Introduction to This Series Passive House Institute US offers a certification program developed in Europe to assist home building professionals seeking to build highly energy efficient homes ( for more information). This is the first entry in a series about the design and construction of my own Passive House. This is a rigorous process, and [...]

Mike Trolle starts new column in Ridgefield CT’s

BPG Green Builder's president Mike Trolle has started a regular column on green homes, home construction and home maintenance.  Here is the first article. As published on Mike will offer insights on green building by by Mike Trolle on Dec 7, 2012 • 11:39 am Mike Trolle, BPC Green Builders Imagine your future home. [...]