2016 Challenge Participant:

BPC Green Builders - Ranade Residence

Applicant: Mala Ranade

Project Address: 83 Stonecrest Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Bdrms./Sq. Footage: TBD

Builder Website: www.bpcgreenbuilders.com

Project Team Project Overview Project Specifications Project Photos

Designer:  Trillium Architects

Trillium Architects is a full service Architectural firm working exclusively with deep energy retrofits and sustainable new homes throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties and beyond.  Trillium has been designing super-efficient homes since 1998 and pride ourselves designing beautifully as well as efficiently. We have designed to many standards of the industry including Net Zero, Passive House, LEED and Living Building Challenge.  Together with BPC Green Builders we have been awarded the best green home in the country 2015 by the DOE and the USGBC.  The same house won an international award presented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2016.

Builder:  BPC Green Builders

BPC Green Builders has been building and renovating high performance green homes in southwestern Connecticut and Northern Westchester since 1999. BPC’s homes have been third-party certified by numerous building science programs, including the following: the EPA for Energy Star for Homes, the DOE for Zero Energy Ready Homes, the USGBC for LEED for Homes, and PHIUS for Passive House. BPC and Trillium Architects were jointly honored by both the DOE and the USGBC for having built the best green custom home in the country in 2015.

HVAC Contractor: High Performance Energy Solutions

High Performance Energy Solutions believes in Energy Efficient Healthy Homes. We have over 25 years of experience. We design and install HVAC systems that work with a home as a system. HVAC systems are not just heating and cooling. Today’s homes built to meet higher construction standards require proper ventilation. Our projects require detailed sizing of systems to deliver the performance and efficiency expected from a high performance home. We have been a part of many Energy Star , Net Zero , DOE, USGBC and Passive House projects. We are constantly expanding our knowledge with new products and procedures to deliver proven results. HVAC systems and building science go hand in hand. We utilize the proven formulas to create healthy and safe indoor environments.

Insulation Contractor: EcoLogic Energy Solutions, LLC

EcoLogic Energy Solutions, LLC is a full-service insulation company based in Stamford, CT.  EcoLogic has assembled the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional team in the industry.  Nearly a decade ago, Ecologic was founded on the principles of strong building science knowledge coupled with the latest insulation technologies; as such, we are routinely sought after by the top architects and builders in the region for guidance when implementing energy efficient construction and upgrades, whether the home is in the design phase or is decades old.  Each project is individually managed by one of our staff members to ensure quality, efficiency, and timely execution.  We are known as the company that keeps you on schedule and exceeds expectations. 

Renewables: PurePoint Energy

PurePoint Energy has been designing, installing and monitoring solar electric systems since 2007.  In 2015 and 2016, PurePoint Energy was honored as one of the top 500 Solar Companies in North America.  The staff is certified by the North American Board of Energy Practitioners and the business is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.  PurePoint Energy services the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in Connecticut and Southeastern New York.

HERS Rater:  Home Energy Technologies, LLC., Essex, CT

Home Energy Technologies provides residential energy consulting, HERS rating and other certification services throughout Connecticut.  Our clients are designers, builders and homeowners of single-and multi-family homes who share our passion for healthy, durable and energy-efficient homes that provide unsurpassed comfort for their occupants. We are proud to have been partners with over 60% of the Zero Energy Challenge participants in the last five years including four Grand Prize winners.

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