JP Design Studio

JP Design Studio provides professional design consulting for construction and renovation projects involving site planning, landscape architecture, and landscape design.

JP Design Studio  -  About Us  -  Our Sustainability

"Joan's commitment to environmental sustainability is laudable and it has been a pleasure being part of her world."  - Thomas Paterson, Luxpopuli
 Bog Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden, photo by Joan Piccalo

Click here to view projects in sustainability

Click here to view our recent presentation on Land Planning and Public Health

by Joan Piccalo, March 14, 2012

Click here to read our article about Landscape Architecture and Public Health

by Joan Piccalo, Earth Day 2013



Our Sustainable Mission

With the application of green building techniques and sustainable development practices, we protect human health, promote water conservation, and create wildlife habitat in urban environments.  

JP Design Studio supports public outreach and sustainability education through service on the advisory board of the Lifecycle Building Center, regular attendance of Southface's Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, leading an annual Drawing Class fundraiser for Earthshare of Georgia, participation in an annual Chattahoochee river cleanup via kayak for Sweep the Hooch, and other local events and speaking engagements such as Atlanta Science Tavern and Atlanta Tiny Homes.

Our Sustainable Office Practices

NO Styrofoam or Plastic cups - Re-usable, washable ceramic cups and drinking glasses

NO plasticware - Real washable silverware

NO paper towels - Re-usable, washable, 100% cotton napkins and hand towels

NO harsh synthetic chemicals  - Only natural and biodegradable soaps and cleaning products

Reduced Paper Use - Small format printing and digital invoicing.  60% recycled paper products. 100% recycled paper business cards from

Reduce transportation - Employee incentives for carpool, transit, and bike commuting, and working at home.

Increased Air Quality - Operable windows that open onto green space offer passive ventilation with increased  ratio of fresh outdoor air

Natural Lighting - 100% of task areas have direct line of sight to windows and daylight


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