Boxen Bluffs Pool House

Efficient Net Zero Home

The second collaboration between Bensonwood and MIT’s House_n resulted in Unity: A super-efficient, net-zero energy, LEED Platinum home. The prototype was built for the president of Unity College. We liked Unity enough to make several variations available. Like the original, Unity Homes can be net-zero, supports green roofs, photovoltaic, and solar hydronic systems. All are “super-insulated” with r-values exceeding R40 for the walls, R60 on the roof and R20 under the slab.

Design Basics

  • Year

  • Square Footage

    sq ft.

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathrooms

Design Style

Barn Living 

Contemporary Bensonwood

Classic Bensonwood

Modern

Amenities

Details

Timberframe

 

 

Millwork

 

 

Wall System

 

 

Project Team

  • Design

    Bensonwood and MIT collaboration

  • Contractor

  • Photography

Energy

  • Certification

    US Green Building Council Platinum

    PHIUS+

  • Specifications

    HERS:

    ACH50:

    EUI:

Floor Plans

1st Floor

2nd Floor