Haycon is a Boston construction and design/build firm that specializes in high-performance and Passive House building. The company was founded over 10 years ago by Patrick Haydon and David Bemiss, two Boston architects with passion for the building delivery process.
Haycon’s broad scope of services include: pre-construction, construction management, design-assist, and general contracting.
Our diverse portfolio includes: single and multifamily residences, commercial fit-outs, passive houses, and renovation projects. However, we currently prioritize midsize multifamily Passive House projects.
We prioritize vital information for permitting, scheduling, and cost throughout the design and entitlement process. We remove needless soft costs and planning efforts in order to yield high-quality finished builds in a timely manner.
Haycon provides clients with a small company experience while providing levels of expertise and project accounting found in large companies. In doing so, we provide our clients with an extremely smooth building process.
OUR COMMITMENT TO PASSIVE HOUSE BUILDING
The building sector is to blame for about 39% of all carbon emissions in the US. However, we don’t want to add to that. By lowering our emissions, we aim to help the city of Boston reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Energy efficiency has always been one of our top priorities, and our past builds include many energy-saving features. But amid the growing demand for more “green” building practices, we’ve chosen to raise our standards. As a result, we have decided to design and build all future projects to meet Passive House certification standards. To learn exactly what this entails, we suggest looking at the Passive House Institute US website.
Why Passive House?
Passive House performance standards are very high. In order to meet them, we must strive to minimize our buildings’ energy usage and energy loss to the greatest extent possible! Doing so allows us to keep learning and honing our craft so that each new build is better than the last.
By upholding such strict standards, we’re able to create less costly, eco-friendly spaces. We do so in part by: avoiding the use of fossil fuels, creating tightly-sealed enclosure systems, and using renewable resources, central ERV systems, high performance windows, etc.
So far, we have one finished Passive House and another three under construction. Make sure to follow our social media accounts for frequent updates on these projects!
The National Preservation Awards are given to people and entities whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage.
We are proud to support YouthBuild. YouthBuild programs uplift low-income young people by helping them rebuild their communities. Their programs provide pathways to jobs, education, and other opportunities that can lead to fruitful lives.