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Your Home’s Thermal Envelope: Most Important Element for an Energy Efficient Home

"To Build it Right You Must Build it Tight" Michael Trolle, Principal and Cofounder of BPC Green Builders Your Home's "Building Envelope" is arguably the most important aspect of making a home energy efficient and comfortable. It is also a key element in making your home a healthy home. [...]

By |2019-04-19T18:31:55-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Green Tech, Other Articles about Green Building|

Utility Scale Good Green News: Better Batteries and Increased Renewable Energy Can Save Consumers Money

Even Utilities are starting to go green and that’s good for everyone. According to a recent article in Green Building Advisor called Big Batteries, Not New Power Plants, since 2014 about 50% of new US utility scale electric generation capacity has been from renewable sources mostly from solar and wind power. And because of [...]

By |2019-04-02T18:32:29-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Green Tech|

The Energy Efficient Foundation (part 1)

(originally published in The Home Monthly, May 2013) I began this monthly series of columns by taking a look at options for building energy efficient walls and then moved on to attics and roofs.  Now let’s complete our look at advanced thermal envelopes (TE) by checking out foundations. Most homes in Fairfield County have [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:32:26-04:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Mike Trolle, BPC Principal, Green Tech|