PROJECT Peet’s Coffee
CLIENT Peets Coffee & Tea + SRM Associates
SCOPE Landscape Architecture & Illustration
LOCATION Alameda, CA
STAGE Completed 2007
BIOREGION Mediterranean: Central California Coast

Peets Coffee & Tea at the Waterfront is a new roasting facility in Alameda that achieved LEED Gold status. The landscape design for the facility uses a number of sustainable site strategies that go beyond LEED to reduce the landscape’s environmental impact and provide balance with the architecture’s footprint. The Bay Friendly Guidelines, produced by StopWaste.Org for Alameda County, was used as a guide to help create a landscape that is in concert with its environment. One site innovation is the recycling of the coffee “chafe” waste from the roasting process into the plant mulches and linear bands throughout the site.