Green home building is not just a trend; it’s an investment in our future. As the leading green home builder in western Connecticut and nearby New York counties, the team at BPC Green Builders specializes in creating eco-friendly new houses that are resilient, sustainable, and of superior quality.
Today, we’re going to explore the idea of sustainable home construction in more detail and explain how our approach sets us apart.
What Makes a BPC Green Home Sustainable?
Embracing Local and Eco-Friendly Resources
- Utilizing the most sustainable building materials where possible
- Reducing carbon footprint through local sourcing
Sustainable home construction starts with the materials we use. By prioritizing local suppliers, we minimize the environmental impact associated with transportation. Our focus on using eco-friendly materials everywhere we can—more high carbon-storing materials, less low embodied-carbon building materials—ensures that the homes we build are not just good for you, but also for the planet. This approach also supports the local economy, making it a win-win for everyone involved.
Commitment to Sustainable Green Building Practices
- Implementing sustainable construction techniques
- Using crafts and trades workers trained in green home building
- Ensuring long-term durability and resilience of homes
Sustainability in home construction goes beyond the materials—it’s a fundamental part of the cutting-edge building science methods we model our work around. Our commitment to sustainable building practices is reflected in how we construct each home and who we work with. We design and build our homes to be durable and long-lasting, ensuring that your home can withstand the test of time. This not only benefits the environment by reducing the need for repairs down the road but also provides you and your family with peace of mind that your home was built the right way.
Sustainable green building also results in homes that are healthier. BPC Green Homes feature superior air sealing that prevents outdoor air pollutants from entering your house and come with fresh air ventilation systems that help keep indoor air quality high.
How Are BPC’s Green and Sustainable Homes Built?
Collaborative Design and Planning
Building a sustainable home is a collaborative effort. We work closely with your architect, engineers, energy raters, vendors, and subcontractors to ensure that the home’s design aligns with sustainable principles. From the property’s location to the use of recycled materials, every detail is carefully planned and considered.
Harnessing Sustainable Energy
Energy efficiency is at the heart of our green homes. By incorporating renewable energy sources such as solar panels, we can reduce a home’s dependence on non-sustainable energy sources. Our homes are designed to be virtually airtight, with high insulation levels that significantly exceed the minimum standards required by building codes. This not only makes a house more comfortable and healthy to live in, it significantly lowers energy waste, a common issue in conventionally built homes, leading to lower utility bills and a reduced environmental footprint.
Work with BPC Green Builders Today
BPC Green Builders is the leading home builder in western Connecticut and the neighboring counties in New York with a focus on constructing homes that are not just beautiful but also environmentally responsible. Our homes have earned various awards and green home certifications, including LEED, Net Zero Energy, Passive House, and more.
Not all homes that are marketed as sustainably built are the same, and many are not as sustainable as their name would suggest. At BPC Green Builders, we pride ourselves in building homes that meet rigorous standards for certification by third-party programs. If you’re looking for an energy-efficient home construction team with the local experience and expertise to help you build your dream home, reach out today.