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Contemporary Polynesian Pool House on the Charles

Photo by John Linden A young couple with children asked Charles Rose Architects to design a “contemporary Polynesian hut” for their property southwest of Boston on the Charles River. The design called for indoor and outdoor sitting and dining areas; kitchenette; stainless steel outdoor shower; bath/changing area; 1,500 SF deck with in-ground hot [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 August 11th, 2014|2 Comments

Passive House: The House of the Future | Sheri Koones

Passive House: The House of the Future | Sheri Koones Posted: 05/08/2014 From our old friend Sheri Koones in the Huffington Post yesterday. We appeared in her popular 2012 book Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home. The Passive House (or Passivhaus) (PH) was first established in Germany and is quickly becoming a [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 May 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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

Slideshow: 5 Modern American Farmhouses | Dwell

Slideshow: 5 Modern American Farmhouses | Dwell. "A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation or were built with the style in mind—prove that gables and porches can be very modern indeed." We couldn't [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:57+00:00 April 15th, 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