Archive for January 2016

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…

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Tedd Benson one of State’s Most Influential People

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…

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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…

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