Central to the environmental future of Metro Atlanta, this high-profile non-profit organization built a LEED-Platinum home in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood, unexpectedly becoming a sought-after venue in the process. The building has been adapted from a 12,000 s.f. concrete block warehouse into a creative multi-use center. The site fully integrates the outdoors, urban tree preservation and offices. An Education Center and large conference room operate separately from tree planting operations. Staff support areas include bike racks and a shower to encourage commuters, and a catering kitchen. Sustainable highlights of Trees Atlanta include a geothermal heat pump system, a solar thermal water heating system, a rainwater collection system, low-e windows, maximized vegetative space, a reflective hardscape, and an Energy Star, green roof. Trees Atlanta was a finalist in the 2009 Atlanta ULI “Development of Excellence” award and was awarded the 2008 Greenprints Conference AIA-COTE & COTE Grand Award for sustainability.