Green Building is a broad name for a wide range of green building approaches and Green Building Industry Standards. These approaches provide a surprisingly large number of benefits to homeowners and are good for the environment. Green Building is a subset of the field of Building Science.
Green Homes are homes built to one or more Green Building Industry standards that range from the EPA’s Energy Star program at the low end up to and including DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home standards at the high end of energy efficiency and LEED for Homes standards which focus more broadly on all environmental issues and not just energy.
The objective of using “Green Building” for home building and home renovation is to create better homes that provide benefits that conventional homes don’t and can’t.
There are Many Shades of Green Building
Green building can be beneficial to the environment and to homeowners in a number of different ways ranging from a little to a great deal. Some people use the term “deep green” for a home being built that utilizes many green methods and technologies, to a greater extent than most.
Based on YOUR own personal priorities and objectives for building green, you can select the shade of green best for you by determining in what ways and to what extent your new or renovated home will be green. BPC can help you match what you want to achieve with the right green building strategies. Established green building standards already exist to fit most people’s goals and priorities.
BPC Green Homes Deliver Many Benefits
All Homes BPC Green Builders Builds Today Provide these benefits:
LIVE BETTER: BPC homes are healthy, comfortable, quiet, and well designed in every way.
PERFORM BETTER: They use advanced technology, are ultra energy efficient, and deliver high performance.
LAST LONGER: BPC homes are designed, engineered, and built to be durable.
COST LESS TO OWN: Your BPC home will save you money on energy costs as well as on maintenance, repairs and replacement expenses. Being a green home that costs less to live in, your home when sold will be more appealing and command a higher resale price.
ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE: BPC homes help combat climate change, reduce pollution and other environmental damage and are sustainably built.