Press Releases

Unity combines state-of-the-art technology and machinery to build homes that are healthy, comfortable and durable. Since 2012, we’ve built nearly 100 homes in the Northeast and beyond. Below you can find the most current and previous press releases and press statements issued by Unity Homes. For media inquiries, please contact Andrew Dey at andrew@unityhomes.com.

July 19, 2019

Unity Home Wins Net Zero Competition

NH Saves, a program of New Hampshire’s utility companies, announced last week that a Unity Home had won first place in this year’s Drive to Net Zero competition. The semi-custom Värm-style home in Newbury, NH features high performance construction and an extensive photovoltaic (PV) array that generates more power than the home uses. Read press release

June 10, 2019

Unity Homes “Nano” Client Receives Small Home Hero Award

Janet Obermann, a client of Unity Homes, received a 2019 Small Home Hero Award highlighting her new Nano home as a model for what individuals can do to build affordable new homes in urban centers while also living sustainably. Obermann, along with the City of Northampton, received the award from Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity as part of their Big Enough Project. The Big Enough Project aims to increase access to homeownership by promoting policies, financing, design and zoning that support the construction of small houses in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. Download the press release.

January 10, 2019

Unity’s Tedd Benson featured on PBS show, Ask This Old House

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. Watch the Episode

June 26, 2018

Press Release: Solar Array Powers Unity Homes and Bensonwood’s New Production Facility

The new 110,000 square-foot fabrication facility, which became operational in April 2018, is now equipped with an expansive rooftop solar array that has a commissioned “turn on” date of June 30, 2018.

A new 136-kilowatt photovoltaic array is expected to produce 40 percent of the electricity needed at the new Bensonwood/Unity Homes panel manufacturing facility at 25 Production Avenue in Keene, New Hampshire. The solar array components and its installation were provided by local and family-owned Green Energy Options of Keene, New Hampshire. Download Press Release

April 25, 2018

Press Release: Unity Homes and CertainTeed Announce Strategic Partnership

CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of building materials and subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and most innovative building products companies, announced its newly formed joint development agreement with Unity Homes, the Walpole, New Hampshire-based home manufacturer with the mission to raise the bar on high performance, low energy and affordability. The partnership was spearheaded by NOVA, Saint-Gobain’s external ventures arm dedicated to fostering strategic partnerships with startups around the globe. These industry-leading companies are teaming up to revolutionize the way American homes are built and to open a new door to innovation in the high-performance home market. Download Press Release

April 20, 2018

Press Release: Grand Opening of New Production Facility

Unity Homes and sister company, Bensonwood, celebrated the grand opening of a panel production facility in Keene, NH on April 20. The new facility produces insulated enclosure systems for high performance buildings.

Company founder Tedd Benson summed up the significance of the new enterprise: “This facility heralds a new era in our ongoing quest to demonstrate a better way to build,” he said. “It builds on the foundation of experience and know‐how that we have developed over decades, and it positions us to remain a leader in housing innovation for many years to come.” Download Press Release