RECOGNITION, AFFILIATIONS, & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
When you combine talented design and craftsmanship with visionary clients you are awarded in more than one way.
Byggmeister Teams Up With The US Deparment of Energy's Building America Program & Building Science Corporation
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is engineering the American home for energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Building America is an industry-driven research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative, real-world solutions that achieve significant energy and cost savings for homeowners and builders.
The Building America Research Teams work with all segments of the building industry to develop, analyze, and implement strategies that achieve significant home energy savings for new and existing homes. These teams utilize a systems engineering approach to design, test, and build energy-efficient, high-quality homes. Byggmeister is proud to be one of the eleven building partners nation-wide for Building Science Corporation.
Passive House Certification
Paul Eldrenkamp was recently certified as the first Passive House Consultant in New England, and one of only fourteen certified consultants in the United States to date. He completed a rigorous 3-part training session at the Passive House Institute in Urbana Illinois (www.passivehouse.us) and subsequently passed a comprehensive examination on Passive House concepts and applications — including the Passive House energy modeling software, PHPP — to achieve his certification.
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The Guildmaster Award
This award is presented to building service companies for demonstrating outstanding quality and customer service.
2012 Guildmaster Quality Award
The primary requirement for receiving a Guildmaster Award is exemplary customer service demonstrated by an extremely high customer recommendation rate. Byggmeister has met and exceeded this with a 100% recommendation rate from our clients.
Big50 Business Excellence Award
The Big50 award is granted to companies who have set the standard for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, unique
design, and extraordinary impact on their community or the industry at large.
EM-NARI CotY Awards, 2006
Silver Award Winner: Moroccan Bathroom
Luxury Living Awards, 2006
Platinum Award: Bookline Bathroom
Luxury Living Awards, 2006
Gold Award: Carriage House Dining Room
What's written about us
The remodeling industry is slowly realizing the benefits of bringing a female perspective to offices and jobsites. (From Remodeling Magazine Online)
We are committed to meeting and exceeding client expectations without compromising environmental and historic preservation. We are proud to be associated with the following environmental and historic organizations.
Rate It Green
Byggmeister has been a services member since 2007.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Byggmeister has been a business member since 1988.
Energy-Efficient Building Association
Byggmeister has been active since 1990.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Byggmeister has been a business member since 1986.
Newton Historical Society
Business member since 1992. Paul Eldrenkamp is a former president of the Society and currently serves on the board of directors.
Green Decade Coalition - Newton
Paul Eldrenkamp serves on the board of directors and is the chair of the Kyoto Project on residential energy use.
Byggmeister is dedicated to giving back to the local community through pro bono projects that help organizations continue to grow. More importantly, Byggmeister is committed to working with community organizations by actually participating on their committees and in their programs to support their cause.
Paul speaks about improving building efficiency at Harvard University
Paul Eldrenkamp was recently invited to teach in a class of Engineering Design. The engineering students had an assignment to develop plans for a major renovation of Winthrop House, one of the undergraduate residences by the Charles River. Paul was there to give them perspective on the challenges of making significant efficiency improvements in existing buildings. The class was made up of 22 juniors majoring in environmental, mechanical, and bio-engineering.
Byggmeister Teams Up For Energy Smackdown
In an effort to build awareness regarding energy costs and how we can lower them, Byggmeister has teamed up with the Energy Smackdown sponsors. The Energy Smackdown is a year long event with teams from Cambridge, Arlington and Medford competing in various events to achieve the lowest carbon emissions. Learn more at energysmackdown.com.
Byggmeister & Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force
Paul Eldrenkamp is honored to have been appointed the chair of the residential sector working group, a subgroup of Gov. Deval Patrick's Zero Net Energy Task Force, that will address ways to overcome barriers to zero net energy homes in the state of Massachusetts. Learn more about the Task Force at www.mazneb.org.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Newton History Museum
Green Decade Coalition