Building a custom green home is truly a team effort. For BPC Green Builders, that team is made up of the homeowner, architect, engineer, and home builder. Our process generally starts in one of two ways—a homeowner comes to us with an architect already selected, or we recommend an architect that we have a strong existing relationship with.

Keep reading to learn more about these two approaches, as well as the exclusive green guarantee we make for every one of our custom new home builds.

BPC Works with Homeowner’s Architects

For a home to be truly green and deliver the benefits of such a home, the home builder must be an expert in green building. If the architect is not also an expert in green building design, they must work in close concert with the green builder.

BPC Green Builders works with your architect regardless of their expertise in designing green homes. In all cases, it is important for you, as the future homeowner, your architect, and BPC to work together as a team from the project’s inception.

On all projects, we provide specialized information, the benefit of our decades of experience building green homes and providing other specialized green home services, during the design phase through construction.

For example: We make suggestions to you and your architect for alternate construction approaches and materials that would allow you to build your home and achieve your objectives more cost-effectively. Also, as your project’s design progresses, we provide increasingly detailed cost estimates for your home’s construction.

Working with Non-Green-Trained Architects

If your architect is not trained and experienced in designing green homes, BPC will provide your architect with the information they need to design your home to meet the green certification standards you chose. We provide critical green building guidance before the design process begins and all the way through design.

Working with Green-Trained Architects

If your architect is an expert in green home design, the project is off to a good start. And, your architect will understand why BPC is still needed from the beginning of the project. Your architect will appreciate the value of using a builder with decades of experience building award-winning projects that have been green certified.

Don’t Have an Architect for Your Project?

Some of BPC’s clients don’t have an architect in mind for their project and some are uncertain what they should be looking for. If this is the case, BPC is happy to recommend architects we have worked with and believe will be a good fit for your project.

BPC Works with Architects’ Clients

BPC works with architects who are trained in green building as well as those who are not. BPC helps architecture professionals design and build beautiful homes that will offer their clients the added benefits of any level of green building a homeowner seeks, as well as the unique benefits of a healthier, more comfortable home. 

As a leader in green building, BPC has a great deal of knowledge to share with architects with whom we work. We also like to recommend architects to our clients when we think there’s a good match.

BPC homes also get noticed by the press because of their outstanding performance. This brings attention to BPC and the architects with whom we work.

Services BPC Provides for Architects

  • Support, guidance, and information during the design phase
  • Engineering of systems to optimize functionality, maximum performance, system life, and cost
  • Building materials and system selection and green strategies to achieve the project’s objectives
  • Cost information throughout the design phase to help you design to your clients’ budgets

Our Exclusive Green Warranty*

We’re so confident in our process that for every new home we build, we guarantee the following:

  • COMFORT – BPC guarantees that the temperature in your home can be maintained within 3 degrees of 72 degrees year-round in every room in the house.
  • ENERGY USE – BPC guarantees that the annual energy usage of your home will not exceed the total usage we calculate prior to the construction of your home, which always amounts to substantial savings over a typical home.
  • VENTILATION – BPC guarantees that the ventilation system of your new home is able to provide a complete change of air every four hours, year-round.
  • RADON MITIGATION – BPC guarantees the sub-slab depressurization system installed in your new home to be capable of reducing the level of radon to below the threshold for concern, which is 4 pCi/L.
  • MOISTURE – BPC guarantees that the foundation, exterior walls, and ceiling of your new home will not experience moisture-related problems, such as condensation inside the walls, premature paint failure, and dangerous microbial growth.
  • ENERGY STAR® – BPC guarantees that your new home will qualify as a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR home. (We also build to even higher green building standards if you desire.)
  • INDOOR AIRPLUS – BPC guarantees that your new home will meet or exceed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS indoor air quality standards.
  • ZERO ENERGY READY HOME – BPC guarantees that your new home will qualify as a US Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home. (We also build to even higher green building standards if you desire.)

*The above represents an overview of the warranty. Please contact BPC for a copy of the warranty that includes all relevant details and limitations.
Important Note:The above applies exclusively to new homes. The availability of this guarantee for an existing home is dependent on existing conditions and the scope of the work to be completed. For green retrofits, BPC will determine what performance items will be guaranteed on a case-by-case basis with any limitations noted in the actual management contract.