“The Real Estate & Green Building Expert”
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Schappert to be featured speaker at national conference
1 of four speakers scheduled to
present 3 hour work shop
Steve Schappert will teach you how to make more money by
helping people, saving the planet and boosting the economy.
When looking for a real estate or Green Building expert, media
sources rely on Steve Schappert. Steve is recognized nationally for
his expertise as a broker and contractor. As owner and founder of
Buyer's Trust, Connecticut Real Estate and Construction and
Panelized Building Systems, Steve has over 20 years experience as
one of the countries most respected brokers and contractors.
Schappert started in business at age 12. At age 29 his contracting
company was 1 of 6 contractors in the country to receive a
customer service award by Sherwin
Williams. He has been
interviewed by Kiplinger's Financial, was featured on the cover of
Builder Architect Magazine, received a screen call from the
Discovery Channel, Buyer's Trust was recommended by Woman's
Day Magazine, and most recently Steve was featured on ABC and
NBC as the Green Building Market Leader in CT.
Schappert to be featured speaker at national conference
Bios Building Technologies is Schappert's most powerful concept ever. BIOS is Schappert's
trademarked product line of Zero and near Zero energy homes and commercial buildings.
Schappert's first project started with a $49,000 land purchase which he turned into $1,500,000 profit.
More importantly it is the very first commercial building in the state of CT that uses Geothermal
heating and 108 solar panels. Schappert now has projects in all stages of building, planning and
engineering worth $1.5 billion. Schappert recently partnered with a German firm to market and ship
his environmentally friendly homes over seas. The first order has been placed and there are plans to
ship 100 homes a year to Germany within two years, said Schappert.
Buyer’s Trust Real Estate Inc. is a
vertically integrated real estate conglomerate.
Real Estate Brokerage,
International Material and Equipment Supplier,
Remodeling, Building, Development.
When a company expands its business into areas that are at different points of the
same production path.
In microeconomics , the term vertical integration describes a style of ownership
and control. The degree to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its
downstream buyers determines how vertically integrated it is.
Vertically integrated companies are united through a hierarchy and share a
common owner. Usually each member of the hierarchy produces a different
product or service, and the products combine to satisfy a common need.
Vertical integration is one method of avoiding the hold
One of the earliest, largest and most famous examples of
vertical integration was the Carnegie Steel company.
The company controlled the mills, the iron and coal mines the
ships , and the railroads.
Carnegie even established an institute of higher learning to
teach the steel processes to the next generation.
Buyer’s Trust Relocation Network has
2100 prescreened buyer agents
Real Estate Sales & Rentals
Building, Remodeling, Development
Residential, Commercial, Investment
Panelized Building Systems LLC. is
homes, churches and
commercial buildings, with plans to
expand into manufacturing.
PBS supplies the basic building
materials such as framing, roofing,
siding, windows, doors, trim, and
GREEN / ZERO ENERGY
building products and equipment
product line of ZERO energy homes.
BIOS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES will
be developed into a distributor
specializing in :
Green building products
Alternative energy equipment
ZERO ENERGY HOMES AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
A "BIOS HOME"
Ultimate Smart Home!
We are construction and energy consultants producing
energy efficient, technologically advanced and cost
effective homes, churches, commercial and industrial
Optimizing the quality of life for our clients through the
use of home automation and other environmentally
Owner / Builder
BIOS MEANS LIFE!
BIOS Europe is a partnership between
Panelized Building Systems LLC. of Brookfield,
CT and First Business Financial Solutions Inc.,
with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and
The company was formed to facilitate the
export of BIOS HOMES
to Germany and
other European countries.
1.)Fir or Spruce siding
2.), 3.) siding battening
7.) Tyvek + OSB
Special Zero Energy Framing
developed in Germany
Connecticut Real Estate
and Construction LLC.
DBA New Milford Real Estate
72 Railroad Street, New Milford
BIOS BUILDING TECHNOLOGY CENTER
New Milford Real Estate
The Bios Building Technology Center will
be a $12,500 sf Showroom and
conference center for Green Building
and Zero energy products and services.
Connecticut Real Estate and Construction LLC.
DBA New Milford Real Estate
Garages for Residential
Office suites available for complimentary businesses
(Mortgage, Insurance, Sub
Apartments serviced by elevator
Living room, Kitchen, bath, bedrooms
Upper level of apartments
17’ vaulted ceilings
BIOS BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
Showroom and conference center
Improving your home
Do Your Homework
Wish list of everything you want to achieve
don't hold back.
Assess your home, needs and wants and decide
what is realistic on your budget.
Determine if old furnaces, siding, windows,
shingles and foundations needs improving or
If your home is more than 30 years old,
consider hiring a building inspector for an
Get a sense of scope
Willing to liaise between contractors or rely
a project manager.
Interview several contractors and request
proposals from each.
Your mental health and the financial success
of your project will depend on your ability to
work as a team with your project manager or
Visit Town Hall
Before you start any construction, consult
the various town boards, including sanitation,
wetlands and zoning.
If you build too close to your neighbor or your
well, you may be forced to tear it down.
If you don’t think you need to go to town hall…
go to town hall!
The Century Bras Mill
Ridge Rd. &
Serviced by 5 rail
3 lines run into the
of 75 acre
Connecticut Energy Museum
Hotel Conference Center
Art Gallery & Retail Business
BIOS Home Center
New Milford Regional Recycling
& Public Works
BIOS Manufacturing and
Located in the redeveloped Century Brass Mill
Dedicated to producing ZERO ENERGY
homes, churches and commercial buildings
Hydro and Wind Power Equipment
Home office communications
Each home network can be customized to
fit the homeowner's exact needs
Verify that your children have arrived
home from school
Check and adjust the temperature at
home from your office PC
Turn appliances on and off
Just “Point & Click”
Controls temperature based on
mode (Day, Night, and Away), room
occupancy, or outdoor
Temperature controls nighttime
setback and adjustments for
Ultimate comfort and saves you
both time and money.
With the push of a button you can transform
the look of your home creating dramatic or
relaxing effects to enhance your lifestyle.
Turn off the iron or coffeepot.
Set your hot tub to be warm and ready when you
Schedule your water heater to turn off during the
day when no one is home.
Arm or disarm the security system
Adjust lights and temperature
All from your home telephone.
Air conditioner and electrical appliances
are turned off
Optimal interior lighting for safe exit
Outside lights flash.
Home theater controls
Command DVD player, stereo, and lights for the ultimate
home theater experience.
Water pipe breaks
Away Levels of lighting/audio
Alert by phone, pager, messaging
Lights on when a door is opened or car
Lighting sequences for "good night," "good
morning," or entertainment" modes
Turn off all lights at bedtime with one
button or time of day
From simple four channel surround sound to THX®
certified theater rooms
Defined "zones" to play music throughout the house.
In wall or freestanding speakers and distribution
GEOTHERMAL Heat Pump
The most efficient method of heating and cooling
period, according to the EPA.
Lower Operating Cost
Operates more efficiently delivering five units of energy for every one unit of electrical
Combines stored earth energy with safe electric power
Geothermal system owners realize savings up to 70%
Provide precise distribution of comfortable air all year long
Eliminates hot spots and cold spots.
Experience warm air without the hot blasts
Geothermal units deliver cool, dehumidified air.
no noisy outdoor unit.
Designed and constructed for "whisper quiet" operation
Installed indoors (like your refrigerator) not subject to wear and tear
Proven to be very reliable and require less maintenance.
According to the Department of Energy and the EPA, geothermal systems are the most
environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home.
No carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gasses
Solar is Profitable
If you have zero shade on property
Face panels in a southern direction
Qualify for 50% rebate
Your profit can out weigh your mortgage expense
Save Energy in the Kitchen
Let dishes air dry. A dishwasher uses more energy to dry dishes than to wash them
When purchasing a dishwasher, look for energy saving features such as a short wash cycle.
Shorter washing cycles, with fewer rinses, save water and water
Use your dishwasher only for full loads.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer filled for most economical operation
Adjust refrigerator settings to 37
F and freezer settings to 0
F. To check the
temperature of your refrigerator or freezer, place an outdoor or refrigeration thermometer on
the middle shelf or in the center overnight. In the morning, adjust the settings if necessary and
check it again until correct.
Clean refrigerator coils twice a year, more often if you have pets. Condenser coils are located at
the bottom or rear of your refrigerator. If they are allowed to accumulate dust and dirt as much
as 25 percent more energy is required to maintain proper temperature.
Allow foods to partially cool before placing them in the refrigerator. It takes more energy to
cool hot food. For added savings, cover foods and liquids. The moisture that is released by
uncovered containers increases energy use during the refrigerator's defrost cycle.
If you have a freezer or second refrigerator that is nearly empty, turn it off.
Install your dishwasher away from your refrigerator. The dishwasher's heat and moisture make
the refrigerator work harder.
Select a refrigerator with a freezer on top. A side
by side unit uses up to 20 percent more
energy. The Energy Guide label will help you choose the most efficient model.
With Cooling and Heating
Cover pots and pans with tight
fitting covers. Trapped steam allows the food to cook
Use pots and pans with flat bottoms and match pan size to the size of the electric surface
unit. If a pan is too big or has a warped bottom, food won't cook evenly. Energy is wasted
if the pan is too small.
Use a microwave or convection oven instead of a conventional oven whenever possible.
Microwave ovens use about one
third and convection ovens about two
thirds of the
energy used by conventional ovens to cook the same amount of food.
Turn off your electric range two to three minutes before the end of cooking time.
Retained heat will finish the cooking.
Use portable appliances for specialized cooking tasks. Appliances such as toaster ovens
and slow cookers use less energy.
Don't preheat the oven. It isn't necessary to preheat the oven except for food requiring
high temperatures and slow cooking times.
Cook by time and temperature. Don't open the oven door to peek at cooking food. The
temperature drops 25
F to 30
F each time the oven door is opened.
Make use of the oven's leftover heat. Your oven retains heat for I5 to 30 minutes after it is
turned off. Use that free heat to warm up desserts, rolls or freshen crackers and cookies.
Glass and ceramic pans retain heat better than metal pans. Lower the baking temperature
F when using glass and ceramic pans.
Use the self
cleaning oven feature only when really necessary. Start the self
right after cooking while the oven is still hot. Less energy will be required to reach
Save Energy in the Laundry Room
Wash full loads only, but don't overload. It takes about as much energy to wash a small load as it
does to wash a full load. Full loads also save water.
Wash and rinse in cold or warm water instead of hot whenever possible. Remember that energy
is used to heat the water as well as to run the washer.
Set the thermostat on your water heater at 120
F. This temperature is normally adequate for
home use and will save a considerable amount of energy. If you have a dishwasher check the
manufacturer's specifications to see if the temperature needs adjusting.
Follow detergent directions for your particular washer and avoid
makes your washer work harder, so always measure detergent carefully instead of estimating
the amount to use.
Dry similar items together in full loads. Sort clothes by thickness to avoid running an additional
cycle for only a few slow
Select the correct drying time. Don't
your clothes. Besides wasting energy,
can give clothes a harsh feel and cause unnecessary wrinkling and shrinkage.
Dry consecutive loads. The energy used to bring the dryer up to operating temperature
shouldn't be allowed to go to waste.
Remove clothes from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops. If clothes become wrinkled from lying
in the dryer, extra energy must be used to iron or dry them again.
dry bulky and heavy items. Articles such as rugs and bedspreads should be partially
dried to avoid overworking your dryer.
Clean the lint filter after each load to maintain full airflow and maximize drying efficiency. A
clogged filter slows drying and wastes energy.
With Heating and Cooling
Check the reliability of your thermostat. Place a thermometer next to the thermostat and check
the degree readings of each. If they vary more than a couple of degrees, replace the thermostat.
Don't fiddle with thermostats. Set your thermostat at 68
F or lower for heating and 78
higher for cooling. At bedtime set the thermostat at 55
Insulate your home. Wall, ceiling, floor and attic insulation will keep warmth in during the
winter and heat out during the summer.
Never turn your thermostat way up or way down to speed up the heating or cooling process.
This will force your unit to work harder, stay on longer and use more energy.
Check all insulation and duct work for air leaks. Repair leaks as needed, using approved
materials and methods.
Keep draperies drawn and windows closed. This will prevent cool air from escaping and warm
air from seeping in through glass areas. Weather
strip and seal around all doors and windows.
Seal off unused rooms. Turn thermostats off and leave vents closed in unoccupied rooms to save
Help your air conditioner work more efficiently. During the summer, try to limit the afternoon
use of heat
producing appliances in the kitchen and laundry areas. Clean or replace filters
Don't turn your heater on if you don't need it. Try warming up with a sweater first. Turn the
heater off when you're not home.
Turn off lights when they are not being used. For added savings, install compact fluorescent
bulbs in your lighting fixtures. They use one
quarter of the energy that an incandescent bulb
uses and last 10 times as long.
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Panelized Building Systems and Bios Building Technologies.