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RDG Designs the Landscape for winner of Massachusetts Zero Energy Challenge

The Montague Urban Homestead is a one story, single-family dwelling of 1152 sq.ft.  The home eliminates dependence on coal, nuclear, oil, and electricity from biomass and meets the client’s housing and energy needs with as little health and environmental impact as possible.  It won the Mass Zero Energy Challenge in 2009.  RDG is currently working on a master plan for the site that will meet the far reaching landscape goals of the Living Building Challenge. Read about the LBC standards;  which go beyond “Sustainability” and aim to have each home, each work on the landscape be regenerative to create landscapes that not only renew their own sources of energy and materials, but also enhance the patterns and processes of the landscape.

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