Construction at the Piedmont Park Maintenance Facility is nearing completion. This LEED pending project embraces many tenants of sustainable design and construction including porous parking, the use of light colored hardscape material to reduce the heat island effect and an ecological approach to stormwater treatment. The bioretention pond (pictured above) is designed to treat stormwater pollutants from the building roof and adjacent hardscape. Runoff is directed to this vegetated basin where engineered soil filters sediment, soil-bound microbes break down contaminants and plants work to process pollutants through their natural cycles. Breedlove Land Planning has designed over a hundred such bioretention cells throughout the Atlanta region.