We've always been green and that matters for two very important reasons. First, it protects the planet we live on, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions. Second, it creates a better living environment for you and your family.

Energy-Efficient Custom Northwoods Homes

A green home uses less energy, water, and natural resources; it creates less waste and creates a healthier living environment. That also means lower energy and water bills and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins.

Our environmentally friendly building methods and high energy efficiency standards for lighting, appliances, insulation, doors, windows, heating, ventilation and cooling equipment ensure your Northwoods home meets Energy Star and NAHB Green Building Standards.

Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

As a Certified Green Builder (National Association of Home Builders), Benson Builders uses wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to promote responsible forestry. We use a variety of green materials for our handcrafted homes, lodges, cabins, cottages, garages and boathouses. We use stone, clay and other natural materials, hardwood flooring, environmentally friendly carpet, low VOC paints and stains, and sustainably produced doors, counter tops and hardware.

Back to Basics Green Building Program

This environmentally friendly program is focused on custom building Northwoods homes with lower square footages, and homes that use passive solar energy and natural materials such as stone, logs, and wood.