In collaboration with architect Buck Moorhead, Bensonwood Tektoniks is building high quality, high-performance homes in the first carbon-neutral community in its region, The Catskill Project. To date, Bensonwood Tektoniks has built a model home (the Balsam Passive House featured here) plus two additional homes with many more planned. In this soon-to-be certified Passive House, the rich sensory experience of materials is matched by exceptional air quality and consistent, comfortable temperatures in any season. Surrounded by 90 acres of wooded terrain, this home connects with grounding expanses of nature from every angle, particularly through the soaring great room’s oversized windows or from the contemporary kitchen with its open, floating shelves.
Air-source heat pump
High performance Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)
Designed to Passive House standards