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Berkshire Photovoltaic Services (BPVS)

46 Howland Ave., Ste. 3
Adams, Massachusetts 01220
413-743-0152
info@bpvs.com
www.bpvs.com
Since 1985, Berkshire Photovoltaic Services Inc.
(BPVS) has provided the highest quality design and
installation of efficient and durable photovoltaic
systems for residential, commercial & institutional
customers. We have a long history providing
innovative solar plus storage design/installation
services for off grid, stand by and dedicated
load applications as well as turnkey utility
interactive PV systems.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Beyond Energy,
Building Design & Construction, Certifications &
Standards, Cities & Communities, Commercial &
Institutional, Construction Process, Consultancy,
Consumer Information, Design Process, Education,
Energy Auditing, Energy Conservation, Engineering,
Envelope & Enclosure, Home Inspection, HVAC,
Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Manufacturing,
Multifamily, Net Zero Energy, Photovoltaics,
Public Policy, Remodeling/DER, Renewables
& The Grid, Research, Roofing, Single Family,
Solar Thermal, The Big Picture, Electrical

Beyond Green Construction

13 Terrace View
Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
413-529-0544
info@beyondgreen.biz
www.beyondgreen.biz
Beyond Green Construction is a family owned
and operated green building company based in
Easthampton, MA. The BGC family, Sean, Andy
and Jamey Jeffords, were raised in a tradition of
craftsmanship, developed through apprenticeships
with their father's company specializing in historic
restoration and fine woodworking. The brothers
honed their skills with additional education and
experience for cutting edge green building, insulation
and alternative energy techniques to prepare
properties to meet the energy challenges of the
21st Century.
Specialties: Remodeling/DER, Insulation

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Big Green Real Estate

134 Goodrich Four Cors.
Norwich, Vermont 05055
802-291-4106
celina@celinabarton.com
www.biggreenrealestate.com
Serving Buyers & Sellers in the Connecticut River
Valley of Vermont & New Hampshire. Celina Barton
has deep local knowledge, love of the landscape and
experience in the Upper Valley marketplace, and
is passionate about providing best in class service
to her clients. She is well known for her dedication
to client-over-company ethics, professional and
responsible service, creative thinking and project
management skills. She has been praised for her
ability to simplify complex processes; and her
engaging and energetic approach to finding solutions
to difficult issues.
Specialties: Real Estate, Single Family

Black Mountain Architecture

16 Academy St.
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
518-354-8340
info@blackmountainarchitecture.com
www.blackmountainarchitecture.com
Black Mountain Architecture provides exceptional
service, thoughtful design, and step-by-step
education enabling clients to meet their goals. The
firm specializes in high quality, regionally focused
design; high performance energy consulting; and
ecologically sensitive landscape design. With a focus
on sustainable design, BMA can help clients achieve
a variety of objectives from LEED certification and
NetZero energy use to ensure that your home is
healthy and situated gracefully on its site.
Specialties: Architecture, Energy
Conservation, Landscape Design, Multifamily,
Net Zero Energy, Single Family

Blue Sea Development Company, LLC

164 Main St.
Huntington, New York 11743
631-923-0081
les.bluestone@blueseadev.com
Blue Sea Development Company/Blue Sea
Construction Company is an affordable housing
developer/general contractor working primarily in the
New York City metropolitan area.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction

Bontrager Custom Builders, Inc.

1134 Bridgewater Ctr. Rd.
Bridgewater Corners, Vermont 05035
802-356-1856
brian@bontragercustombuilders.com
www.bontragercustombuilders.com
I am a building contractor with 30 years of experience
in the building and remodeling business of building
fine custom homes.
Specialties: Building Design &
Construction, Single Family

Boston Solar Company

55 Sixth Rd.
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
617-858-1645
info@bostonsolar.us
www.bostonsolar.us
Boston Solar is the #1 residential solar contractor
based in Massachusetts, with over 3,000
installations in only 5 years. We are proud to power
Massachusetts, a state that continues to lead the
nation in solar installations. We provide superior
products, exceptional customer service and the
highest quality workmanship. Boston Solar is
dedicated to helping customers save money, while
improving the environment and supporting our local
community. Every member of our team is focused
on delivering the best experience for every customer.
Are you ready to join your neighbors as they take part
in the national drive toward energy independence?
Learn more about why Boston Solar is the best choice
for your home or business. Solar. Savings. Simple!
Specialties: Alternative Energy,
Commercial & Institutional, Multifamily,
Photovoltaics, Single Family

BPC Green Builders, Inc.

523 Danbury Rd., Unit 1 Rear
Wilton, Connecticut 06897
203-563-9909
ctrolle@bpcgreenbuilders.com
www.bpcgreenbuilders.com
Green building for new and existing homes based
on building science and sustainability criteria.
Award-winning builder with extensive local
experience. 100% Energy Star (EPA) and Zero Energy
Ready Homes (DOE). PHIUS Passive House, LEED
for Homes (USGBC). PHIUS Certified Passive House
Consultant services available.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Consultancy, Remodeling/DER

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017

From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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