green homes: What is a Hybrid Home? - 05/13/10 09:39 AM
There's an old / new kind of home in the home building industry:  a hybrid home.  Hybrid homes are built utizing two or more construction types.  For instance, Bonin Architects designed a hybrid home in Candia, NH, with timber framing, structural insulated panels (SIP panels), conventional 2x material, and conventional insulation material.

The center section of the hybrid home is timber frame and SIP panels. The Master Bedroom has timber rafters with SIP panel walls, roof, dormers. The Master Bedroom connector: SIP panel walls with conventional roof, while the garage utilizes conventional 2x material with batt insulation.

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green homes: Current Home Design Trends - 07/14/09 04:22 AM
Trends in home design are moving away from specific rooms and space to materials and energy efficiency.  This delightful (and beneficial) competition between neighbors, communities, and states to become more energy conscious and less dependent on fossil fuels has resulted in thousands of people reducing their carbon footprint.Here are some of the current trends in home design:1. Reduce, reuse, recycle:  More and more homeowners are looking to purchase recycled building materials to use in their new home.   Timbers, siding, decking, trim, doors, brick, and stone are all great materials to reuse.  Simple, bio-degradable materials are replacing resources that harm the environment.2. Here comes … (2 comments)

green homes: Residential Solar Energy is HOT! - 05/11/09 03:44 AM

Solar is the hottest thing in green homes today - and with good reason.According to The Clear Mountain Solar Store, our local solar experts, "all the potential energy of the earth's known oil, coal and natural gas reserves is equaled by just three weeks of solar energy. It is estimated that the solar energy that reaches the earth on a typical day could supply all the power the earth needs for a year."New government incentives and the explosive growth of the solar industry is great news for people building a new home or preparing a green renovation of their existing … (2 comments)

green homes: Another Free Green Home Seminar 1/31/09, Rutland / Killington, VT - 12/22/08 05:13 AM
Thinking of building an energy efficient home? 
Attend a free home planning seminar with area professionals to help you get started. Topics include energy efficient home design, timber framing, post & beam, hybrid & log homes, SIPs, ICF foundations, solar and geothermal heating systems and financing.  For more information, the Itinerary, and to register, visit our website.
Holiday Inn Rutland / Killington476 US Route 7 SouthRutland, VT  05701
Saturday, January 31, 20091:00 PM - 5:00 PM
For details and to register, visit or call 603-504-6009.

green homes: NH Seminar 2/7/09 – Building a Green Home - 12/04/08 04:12 AM
Tell your clients!
Attend a FREE SEMINAR with area professionals to help you get started on building an energy efficient home!
Topics include green home design; building a home with SIP panels; timber framing; solar and geothermal heating systems.
Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge (right across from Mt. Sunapee ski area)1403 Route 103Newbury, NH 03255
Saturday, February 7, 2009 Seminar: 10:00 AM – NOON Lunch on your own Timberpeg Open House: 12:30 – 2:00 PM Open House: Timberpeg Timber Frame Home by Old Hampshire Designs, 2100 square feet with SIP panels, solar, and geothermal heating system.
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Jeremy Bonin (Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC)

Jeremy Bonin

New London, NH

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Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC

Address: 210 Main Street, P O Box 2571, New London, NH, 03257

Office: (603) 526-6200

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