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A White Mountains Contemporary

Q&A with Owner/Builder Jeff Gilbert by Rick Reynolds How did you learn about us? “I am Vice-Chair of the board of the non-profit New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and last fall we attended a retreat which toured  Southwestern NH, stopping at the Bensonwood Woodworking Shop in Alstead. While there, Tedd Benson showed up and gave an [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 June 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Bensonwood Featured in History Channel Special

Bensonwood is proud to have been featured on a new two-hour H2 special: “Hidden History In Your House,” which premiered May 22nd. Host  Kevin O’Connor traveled the country uncovering the house as a technological time capsule centuries in the making. Kevin peels back the houses we live in to reveal the surprising ways that the [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 June 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Rising Star, Builder Shawn Brown

When Shawn’s high school Building Trades instructor, Chris Moore, told him of a job opening at Bensonwood, he jumped on it. Unlike some of his fellow classmates, Shawn wasn’t taking every shop course he could merely for the credits. He wanted to become a great builder. Now, coming up on his one year anniversary at [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 June 4th, 2014|1 Comment

Inspiring and Building the Next Generation of Residential Energy Professionals

The Challenge Home Student Design Competition seeks to inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs to design homes that meet requirements for zero energy ready performance that are affordable and market-ready. In turn, the competition provides students with skills and experience for careers in clean energy. This week, the U.S. Department of Energy [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

LEED Platinum-Certified Bensonwood Project Wins 4th Award

A view of the Burr and Burton Mountain Campus Academic Building as you approach from the road. The LEED Platinum-Certified Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus in Peru, VT, which Bensonwood designed, engineered and built, is a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. Environmental excellence awards have been given since [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 April 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Passive House Wins Award for “Best Energy-Efficient Project”

Steven and Barbara Landau’s Norwich, Vermont, Passive House won The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Prism Gold Award for “Best Energy-Efficient Project.” Bensonwood, who designed the prefabricated insulated panels and constructed the timber frame shell, was honored as part of a highly-skilled green building team that included energy modeling and mechanical consultantsZeroEnergy Design, consulting [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:57+00:00 April 8th, 2014|1 Comment

Why We Use Dense-Packed Cellulose Insulation

Many have asked us why we use dense-packed cellulose insulation in our OBPlus Wall® panels, roofs and some ceilings and floors. Here are some of the cellulose advantages in our "Montage Building" system: Our cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspapers treated with a natural mineral borate to give it a Class A fire rating as well as [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:57+00:00 April 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Solar Unity Home, Contract to Complete in 20 Weeks

A year ago when Carol and Ed Reardon wanted to build a healthy, energy-efficient, year-round residence on a lake, they knew whom to call. Bensonwood had recently launched its sister company, Unity Homes, which offers healthy, high-performance, more affordable homes.  Here was their chance to own a high-quality Bensonwood home on a budget they could afford. Best of all, they [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:57+00:00 April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

MIT Architecture Dean Adèle Santos Tours Bensonwood

MIT Architecture Dean Adèle Santos Tours Bensonwood to See Her New Home | The New House Rules. Posted on February 6, 2014 by Steve Snyder Newsletter Home      Bensonwood Home Adèle Naudeé Santos, internationally-renowned urban design authority and dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), recently toured Bensonwood’s facilities with Tedd Benson and some of our associates to [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:57+00:00 April 7th, 2014|0 Comments