Since being founded in 2012, Unity Homes has designed and built over 100 high performance homes throughout New England and beyond. Our unmatched experience allows us to optimize our processes, materials and methods to provide the greatest value to our clients. But, don’t just take our word for it. Below are articles and features written by industry experts about Unity and/or its founder Tedd Benson.
~ 2021 ~
Unity Recognized for Innovation. read about the Ivory Prize Unity is proud to have recently been recognized as a “Top 25” finalist for the Ivory Prize, an annual award that showcases innovation in homebuilding. The finalists were selected from 160 nominations covering 39 states. The goal of the Ivory Prize is to identify and support “ambitious, feasible and scalable solutions to housing affordability.” – March 1, 2021.
~ 2020 ~
“A Taste of Hygge” – Keene Sentinel article outlining some of Unity Homes’ Scandinavian design principles, December 26, 2020
Unity Homes and Bensonwood honored with the Keene Chamber of Commerce Business of The Year Award – Keene Sentinel, January 10, 2020
~ 2019 ~
“Framing in a Factory with Super Insulated Walls”, Matt Risinger, Build This House August 30, 2019
Live better, electrically at Unity Homes Lloyd Alter, Treehugger, August 23, 2019 “…why all-electric homes are healthier, safer, and more sustainable.”
Best Practices in Homebuilding Energy Efficiency Honored New Hampshire Business Review, July 24, 2019. As the first homebuilder to receive certification for a Zero Energy Ready Home in New Hampshire, Unity Homes of Walpole knows what it takes to build green. That experience and know how is on display at the Newbury residence of Janet Taft. The 3,570-foot home was named the winner of the second annual NHSaves Drive to Net Zero Competition. Click here to watch video.
Home Building Energy Efficiency Honored in New Hampshire Builder Online, July 24, 2019
Factory Building- The Next Wave – Computerizing and automating home panelization, Ted Cushman, Roe Osborn, Journal of Light Construction, February 13, 2019. “In July 2018, JLC toured Unity’s factory in Keene, N.H. What we saw was a state-of-the-art computerized and automated facility where comprehensive CAD plans are turned into complete high-performance custom home packages that the company’s trained crews can erect on site in a matter of days.”
Unity’s Tedd Benson featured on PBS show, Ask This Old House, January 10, 2019. Unity’s sibling company Bensonwood has had a long association with the PBS program This Old House. Last fall our friends from the spinoff Ask This Old House visited Unity’s new production facility in Keene, NH for an episode that aired recently, and is now available online. Unity founder Tedd Benson guided Ross Trethewey, the show’s Home Technology Expert, through Unity’s design process and the panel production facility. Click Here to watch the episode.
~ 2018 ~
Pro-File Build: Factory Man, S. Claire Conroy, Residential Design, vol 6 2018. Featuring a profile of Unity founder Tedd Benson that traces the arc of a career focused on developing a “Better Way to Build” and how Unity, Bensonwood and the new brand Tektoniks are providing efficient solutions to industry challenges.
Six Ways to Transform the Built Environment Lloyd Alter – Treehugger, August 17, 2018.
Panelization – Another System Build Technique, The Art of Construction podcast featuring Unity Homes founder Tedd Benson, July 12, 2018.
Unity / Bensonwood’s Keene facility to be partially powered by solar, Keene Sentinel Source, July 2, 2018
A New Brand to Scale Off-Site Design, Engineering, and Construction: TEKTONIKS, John McManus – Builder Online, May 2, 2018
Is This Modular’s Moment?, John Caulfield – Professional Builder, Jan 5, 2018
~ 2017 ~
Ripe for Disruption? You Bet!, John McManus – Builder Online, September 26, 2017
Bensonwood, Unity Homes Need a Larger Factory, Meghan Pierce – Builder, August 24, 2017
7 Design and Workflow Lessons From Modular Builders, Katie Tomasulo – Construction Dive, May 4, 2017
Limitless Adaptations: How Unity Homes Leads Next-Gen Homebuilding, Katherine P. Cox – Vermont Arts Living, January 13, 2017
Modular vs Site-Built, Changing the Debate, John McManus –Builder Online, January 10, 2017
Prefab Zero Energy Homes, Bruce Sullivan – Zero Energy Project, September 20, 2016
Go For Green – Green Companies in Our Backyard, Stratton Magazine, Fall 2016, pages 54-62,
The Innovators, by Sam Rashkin — Builder Online, June 26, 2016
Unity Homes Builds New Housing at Dartmouth College, – Dartmouth News, April 19, 2016
Revolutionary on So Many Levels, Lloyd Alter — Treehugger, January 8, 2016
~ 2015 ~
The Best in Building Technology, Proud Green Home, December 31, 2015
Changing the Course of Homebuilding, Molly Shaw — US Builders’ Review, December 10, 2015
It’s Not Easy Being Green — Floor Covering Weekly, November 25, 2015
People, Things and the Best of Show at Greenbuild — Treehugger, November 24, 2015
Cradle to Cradle products could be key to a healthy house — Treehugger, November 24, 2015
The Future of Green Building was On Display at Greenbuild — Green Building Law Update, November 22, 2015
Net-zero Unity Home is a solar-powered prefab that pops up in just three daysInhabitat, November 21, 2015
Is Tedd Benson’s Unity Homes the next Blu Homes? — Modular Home Coach, November 20, 2015
Behind Greenbuild 2015’s Concept Home — Architizer, November 20, 2015
The Unity Home: The Inside Story — Rick Schwolsky, Builder Magazine (cover article), November, 2015.
BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2016 — BuildingGreen, November 18, 2015
Greenbuild’s Residential Tipping Point,John McManus— BUILDER Magazine November 18, 2015
Driving sustainability home: Will Tedd Benson’s modular houses disrupt the homebuilding industry? — NH Business Review, November 12, 2015
2015 Greenbuild Unity Home is Unveiled , Rick Schwolsky — BUILDER Magazine November 12, 2015
Hanley Wood Launches 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.— Hanley Wood, November 5, 2015
A Smarter Approach, John McManus — BUILDER Magazine October 30, 2015
Greenbuild Unity Home Takes Shape, Rick Schwolsky— BUILDER Magazine October 28, 2015
Hassan Tours Unity Homes in Walpole— NH Union Leader, October 27, 2015
Hassan to visit Walpole homebuilding company— Keene Sentinel (SentinelSource.com), October 24, 2015
Build a Better Way, John McManus — BUILDER Magazine October 18, 2015
Construction Starts on the 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home, Rick Schwolsky — BUILDER Magazine October 13, 2015
Meet the Sustainability Team for the Greenbuild Unity Home, Rick Schwolsky— BUILDER Magazine September 1, 2015
Builder Assembles All-Star Team for Greenbuild Unity Home, Rick Schwolsky — BUILDER Magazine, July 29, 2015
2015 Greenbuild Unity Home to Offer Affordable Sustainability , Rick Schwolsky — BUILDER Magazine, June 26, 2015
Build a Better Way — Builder Online, October 18, 2015
Unity is an Ultra-Efficient Factory Build Home.— Jetson Green. October 9, 2015
Unity May Be “The Greenest Prefab on the Market” — Tree Hugger October 9, 2015
~ 2013 ~
Unity Pushes the Boundary of Home Building — Building Green Part 1 April 24 2013
Unity at the Cutting Edge of Home Building — Building Green Part 2, May 1, 2013
~ 2012 ~
Unity Aims at Affordable High Performance — Builder Online October 11, 2012