Hillside Partners 

 
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Whole Systems Design

Whole Systems Design utilizes an interdisciplinary team of land planners, ecological designers, builders, and educators that live in their designs. We unify conventionally disparate fields to develop resilient and regenerative places.

We differ from other designers in that we actually live inside of our work everyday - building and productive landscape systems that feed our bodies and our design approach. We build soil, tend to fruit trees, dig and maintain ponds and roads, tweak wood stoves, sharpen axes, fell trees, bring in the firewood, raise vegetables, fruit, fish, poultry, livestock, tune solar hot water systems, plow snow, live with garden pests and farm challenges, and learn from the innumerable ways one lives in a productive landscape across the seasons. Without such daily experiences we could not deliver valuable site and building design and construction experience. We practice the content of our design on a daily basis because we love it and because it allows us to be competent designers of such places for our clients.  


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Advanced Building Analysis

"Our first flip was a success! Starting with the EPS foam template, the exterior siding is applied, then flipped, the structural wall is poured, and the interior wall is later finished with a pigmented plaster to create a 20in thick, R60 wall. These mockups will be reviewed and inspected by the architects, engineers, and the building department. Credit to the Mass Dept. of Energy Resources for their grant to study the performance of these high-efficiency walls!


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ReVision Energy

ReVision Energy is a full service renewable energy contracting company that provides a full range of engineering, design, installation and equipment service for homes, businesses, municipal buildings and nonprofits.They are trusted as the industry leader in solar design, installation and service in northern New England. They achieve their vision by maintaining the highest standards of technical accomplishment and customer satisfaction. Their mission is to help people and businesses transition away from fossil fuels to sustainable solar energy and embody principles of fairness and equity in all of their relationships.


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Signature Sustainability

Signature Sustainability goes beyond sustainability, taking eco-conscious strategies to the next level through the use of regenerative design techniques. Our goal is help you to create regenerative and resilient buildings and landscapes. Our services range from LEED consulting, WELL Building consulting and Living Building Challenge consulting to energy modeling, edible landscape design assistance and resiliency planning. We provide a wide range of sustainability consulting services designed specifically to your project goals.