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Just Window Shopping Part 2

Part 2: Meet Glass Master, Dave Levasseur  By Rick Reynolds As the window master at Bensonwood and Unity Homes, Dave Levasseur goes to great panes (sorry) to match each custom home, commercial structure or public building with the optimum window choices. And despite his easy-going nature, the seriousness he brings to the job is, for [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Just Window Shopping Part 2

Home Energy: Shall We Get It From Heaven or Hell?

By Rick Reynolds If you agree with the vast majority of scientists who assert that human activity in the form of carbon emissions is the primary culprit causing climate change, then it follows that most of our future energy will need to come from heaven, not hell—this according to green building proponent, Tedd Benson, who spoke [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Home Energy: Shall We Get It From Heaven or Hell?

Dave Levasseur Named a “Trendsetter” at Business Monadnock’s Awards

By Rick Reynolds   “In a time when fail videos, negative press and bickering presidential candidates seem to get more attention than positive events, I really value highlighting the good that so many people in the world are doing, instead of the incessant focus on our problems,” this according to Kevin Bittenbender, of Bensonwood and [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Dave Levasseur Named a “Trendsetter” at Business Monadnock’s Awards

Making Sustainable Homes the New Normal

Tedd Benson Speaks at Greenbuild 2015, Washington, D.C.  By Rick Reynolds In order to fulfill its social contract with homebuyers, the building industry has a moral obligation to make high quality, low-energy, life-inspiring, sustainable homes that are at the same time, affordable and worthy of the role they play in peoples’ lives; this according to [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Making Sustainable Homes the New Normal

Tedd Benson named Among State’s Most Influential People In 2015 by New Hampshire Magazine

Tedd Benson, co-founder of Bensonwood and Unity Homes, was named to New Hampshire Magazine’s 2015 “It” list of influential Granite Staters. The list of luminaries includes a varied group of movers and shakers working in education, the arts, politics, business, and publishing. Among the 14 people who made the eclectic list are two NH political [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Tedd Benson named Among State’s Most Influential People In 2015 by New Hampshire Magazine

John Dunbar, Unity Homes' High Performance Athlete In Back-to-Back Triathlons

Fast time at Mont-Trembant Canada earned spot at start line of the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii By Rick Reynolds After Unity Home’s sales associate John Dunbar completed the grueling Ironman triathlon in Mont Tremblant, Canada, with an overall time of 9:45. Eighth out of 374 in his age group (and 53rd out of [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Comments Off on John Dunbar, Unity Homes' High Performance Athlete In Back-to-Back Triathlons

Tranquility Base: Reassessing the Energy-Efficient Home

By Rick Reynolds Despite the growing movement to make our homes more operationally and environmentally sustainable, many homebuyers are left scratching their heads over the cost/benefit analysis. Especially in times of cheap oil, talk of energy-efficient, super-insulated, tightly-sealed houses can fall on deaf ears. So, while lowering one’s carbon footprint can make both economic and [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Tranquility Base: Reassessing the Energy-Efficient Home

Pathways to Designing High-Performance Buildings

By Rick Reynolds  One of the challenges to building a durable, healthy, high-performance home or commercial building lies in determining who should design it. The range of choices and decisions are many, and expenses can easily mount without a firm hand on how to solve basic (or complex) design and engineering issues. There are two [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 December 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Pathways to Designing High-Performance Buildings

Flexible, Adaptable Living Spaces and Millennials

By Rick Reynolds At Bensonwood and Unity Homes, we are dedicated to maximizing the Open-Built® features on every project. Open-Built is about “disentanglement” and reorganization, which leads to mechanical systems being separated from the structure and organized for easy accessibility. But why does this matter? Why should anyone want access to dark recesses of the [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Flexible, Adaptable Living Spaces and Millennials

SouthFace Village at Okemo: An Eco-Conscious Mountain Community.

By Rick Reynolds With the need for stricter land management and higher-density, lower-impact developments increasingly being required, Bensonwood’s high-performance building technologies are being called upon to address the challenge. And nowhere is the challenge more imperative than in Vermont, a state known for its pristine views, progressive environmental laws and stringent building codes. As an [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:49+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Comments Off on SouthFace Village at Okemo: An Eco-Conscious Mountain Community.