The Atlanta Beltline has an impressive list of accomplishments: 33 miles of multi-use trails, 1,300 acres of parks, 5,600 units of affordable housing, and more than $10 billion in economic development. Next on the list is Atlanta Beltline’s commitment to sustainable design and pursuing Sustainable SITES Certification for Enota Park. Studioverde is facilitating the SITES certification process with Pond and Company, the lead design firm based in Atlanta.
Studioverde has streamlined the SITES process for Atlanta Beltline and the multidisciplinary design team through SITES workshops, collaborative communications, and advisory services. Kevin Burke, Principal Landscape Architect for the Atlanta Beltline, and Lisa Cowan, Studioverde, gave a talk about the Enota Park process at Greenbuild 2018 in Chicago. The presentation highlighted Atlanta Beltline’s commitment to sustainability and how the SITES process has provided design and long term management value. According to Burke, “Studioverde was instrumental in helping us navigate through a certification challenge that could have derailed this process. Now that we are at 75% complete design we are already seeing the value of SITES.”