Double wall construction is a common green building method and best practice for building walls that are part of the home's thermal envelope. Your home's thermal envelope is arguably the most important aspect of making a home energy efficient and comfortable and is also a key element in making a green home a healthy [...]
"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. [...]
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 Guest Author: Michelle West An HVAC system is expected to last 15 to 25 years. However, it is not uncommon for some HVAC units to last a lot less than that because of various factors. Everybody wants their HVAC system to last as long as it could. After all, an HVAC system is a [...]
(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 [...]
BPC Builds Homes that Meet or Exceed DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home Standards Here's why!