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Vermont Passive House

A Home Grown Solution

How our housing can help keep carbon out of the atmosphere There’s a whisper campaign among some climate scientists and industrialists involving a …
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Jan 16, 2018
| By Rick Reynolds



To Build a Basketball Barn

A private family function hall and recreation space rises in winter By Rick Reynolds Who doesn’t love a barn? The honest, soaring volumes. The …
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Jan 16, 2018
| By Rick Reynolds


House under construction

The Yin Yang of Walls

The give-and-take of high tech wall enclosures While walking with a neighbor along an old stone wall separating their properties, Robert Frost, in his …
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Jan 16, 2018
| By Rick Reynolds



Martin Luther King Jr. on Ecological Equality

(Photo from Creative Commons) Say what? Ecological equality??  While most Americans know about Martin Luther King Jr.’s enormous contribution to the struggle for social …
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Jan 12, 2018
| By Rick Reynolds



Fall Mountain Food Shelf Receives $12,000 from Bensonwood and Unity Homes’ Fundraiser

Donations Enabled $10,000 Match by Anonymous Donor, Bringing the Total to $22,000 Bensonwood and Unity Homes’ annual fundraiser, the Harvest Hoedown, generated $12,000 which …
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Dec 20, 2017
| By Rick Reynolds



Celebrating Milestone Beamers

Each year we gather together in the timberframe shop to reflect on the past year and look to the future. With so much to …
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Dec 20, 2017
| By Rick Reynolds


On a lake, in the trees.

Getting Into Your Custom Lake House Sooner

A season saved is a season earned Sooner or later, many of us will succumb to the allure of a custom lake house. But …
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Nov 21, 2017
| By Rick Reynolds


Savings Bank of Walpole, Keene

Banking on “Green” of the Sustainable Kind

Reimagining how banks look and feel, while reducing their long-term costs By Rick Reynolds When the Savings Bank of Walpole wanted to reimagine their …
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Nov 21, 2017
| By Rick Reynolds


Assembly Line in New Shop

Bensonwood/Unity Homes Expansion a Boon for Construction Professionals

Expansion to Increase Production, Predictability, Precision and Profitability for Construction Professionals By Rick Reynolds In a recent Builder Online article, CNC and Home Building’s …
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Nov 21, 2017
| By Rick Reynolds


GE Realty Plot Homes

The All-Electric House: Back to the Future

By Rick Reynolds It’s been 112 years since the first all-electric bungalow style house at 1155 Avon Road in Schenectady, NY, made its debut. …
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Nov 21, 2017
| By Rick Reynolds