Monthly Archives: May 2017

The “Greenest” House

What is the measure of true sustainability? By Rick Reynolds Some have said that the “greenest house is the one that is already built.” While in many cases this may be true, one could make a compelling argument that the “greenest house” is actually the one that is least likely to be torn down. So [...]

2017-06-08T12:06:21+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The Incredible Lightness of Heavy Timber

Seem counterintuitive? Read on. By Rick Reynolds Admittedly, the “lightness of heavy timber” sounds like a contradiction in terms. After all, “heavy timber,” by definition, sounds like a “weighty” subject. But buildings built with heavy timber can be “light” in every sense of the word. Before we get into the lightness of heavy timber [...]

2017-06-08T12:06:57+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Serving Multiple Masters

Think multiple master-bedroom suites signify declining intimacy? Think again. By Rick Reynolds In addition to the usual wish list items requested by new homebuyers, multiple master bedroom suites are now trending among modern masters of their own universes. And despite archaic perceptions surrounding the subject, there are myriad reasons for this new shift toward [...]

2017-06-08T12:35:11+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Passive Aggressive

Bensonwood to aggressively promote Passive House living By Rick Reynolds In September of 2010, during the Obama administration, the New York Times featured a Passive House story on the front page of its business section: “Can We Build in a Brighter Shade of Green?,”  by Tom Zeller Jr. The story followed a prefabricated Passive House [...]

2017-06-08T12:07:50+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments