The owner of Riverstone is Pete Holland who grew up in Wellesley and has maintained an interest in sustainability since college at University of Arizona where he implemented a recycling program with the fraternities and sororities on campus. Peter also served as an intern in 1991 & 1992 for Dr. William Rathje, world pioneer in the Garbology Project. Pete recalls Dr. Rathje being very familiar and impressed with the Wellesley recycle/trash facility.
Pete comes from a diverse background of finance and real estate. 12 years ago he started Riverstone with a passion for building and renovating houses that would stand the test of time. In 2007, Pete received his certification as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – Accredited Professional). In 2008 Pete built one of the first LEED certified spec houses in Massachusetts at 22 Boulder Brook Road. Riverstone also recently completed a LEED certified custom home for a family at 15 Southgate Road in Wellesley.
Riverstone continues to use sustainable and energy efficient techniques in all of their projects including extreme insulation packages, geo-thermal heating and cooling, recycled paper counter tops, recycled cork counter, as well as low and no VOC materials and other techniques. Another important element of the building process for Riverstone is to reuse as much as possible from the houses they tear down by donating the materials to area organizations.
Currently the company has 2 homes under development for sale at 55 Beverly Road (a super insulated frame and high efficiency heat and cooling system) and 14 Lathrop Road (another super insulated frame that is heated and cooled by a geo-thermal heating and cooling system).
That is the fourth home in Wellesley that Riverstone has built with Geo heat & cooling. The system at 14 Lathrop road will have three wells 300 feet deep in a closed loop system that provide heating and cooling for the home. The geo system also provides extra heat energy that supplies about 50% of hot water in the home for free. To learn more on how Geo systems work click here.
Riverstone’s web site is Riverstonegreen.com. Feel free to contact Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-504-0943.