May 19, 2015


May 18th, marked a huge milestone for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority. Many people gathered on the new Downtown Transit Center site to listen to Senator Patrick Leahy, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and federal and local officials speak about CCTA be...

May 8, 2015

Peterson Consulting is moving! In keeping with our belief in working collaboratively, we will be moving into the Hinge Studio on the second floor at 182 Main St. in Burlington. This co-working studio is a great space for sharing resources and knowledge. We are eager to...

May 6, 2015

Rebuilding Together is a national volunteer based organization. There are 865 chapters located in various cities and towns across all 50 states. Rebuilding Together works to

address the needs of low-income homeowners. Volunteers come together to paint, clean, fix roofs,...

April 29, 2015

Last week, Tom was invited to Norwich University along with Corey Line, from CCTA for a presentation from architecture students explaining a new bus shelter they designed. Norwich is looking to add a bus shelter, and who better to design it than Norwich students? This...

April 10, 2015

“Green Building” and “Sustainability” are terms that are getting thrown around a lot lately. But what do they actually mean and how can you “build green?” There are many green building standard systems that are guidelines for helping to guide the design and constructio...

April 1, 2015





It was a few days into my first bareboat charter off the coast of Maine.  It was a stunningly beautiful day, with brilliant blue skies and a steady breeze. My two shipmates and I had been aboard the lovely 35’ sloop, A Cappella continuously since we had boarded her...

March 27, 2015



This was the kind of winter in northwestern Vermont where Lake Champlain froze deeply, from shore to shore.  And several times this winter I took advantage of that heavy ice cover to take long walks just offshore, gaining the perspective that one can only gain by boa...

March 24, 2015




Over the years that we have been in business, we’ve heard variations of this question dozens of times.  Fundamentally it’s really a very good question and one that we are happy to answer.  Sometimes the best answer

is another question.  Here are a series of ques...

March 18, 2015


When Champlain College began building Juniper Hall they had to remove a number of large old trees.  Being a local leader in sustainable practices, a participant of the Billion Dollar Challenge, and a partner of 1% for the Planet, Champlain did not want these trees to...

March 15, 2015

Long winters tend to provide people with plenty of time to spend inside their homes.  And in addition to finding ways to stay warm and cozy, it gives folks a lot of time to look around their homes and ponder home improvements.  We think about replacing flooring, painti...

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