We are celebrating the opening of a brand new Eat’n Park location at the Waterworks Mall in Fox Chapel. In building this Eat’n Park, we’ve incorporated a few guest favorites that are popular at other Eat’n Park locations, including a takeout pickup window and outdoor seating. However, what really makes this location special is that it’s the first LEED-built restaurant in the City of Pittsburgh.
Designed to reduce energy consumption and overall impact on the environment, LEED-certified buildings like this one often have unique (and sometimes not-so-obvious) features that contribute to the structure’s energy efficiency.
The Waterworks Eat’n Park is no exception. It's packed, inside and out, with features that reduce our environmental impact. Some, like the 40-foot wind turbine that will generate some of the restaurant’s power, will be obvious as soon as you pull into the parking lot. Others, like our induction stovetops, won’t be visible to most visitors.
So, we thought we’d share a little sneak peek with you here. Just scroll down to see pictures of some of the outdoor features.
For a look inside the restaurant, click here to watch WPXI's video tour.
On the right, you can see our pick-up window, which makes Eat’n Park takeout oh so fast and easy. On the left, there’s an outdoor dining area where guests can take advantage of the warm summer weather.
This is one of our new “green” features. We’ve installed drought tolerant landscaping that requires very little watering. However, during really dry spells, we’ll use water from rain barrels like this one, which collect rainwater from the roof for later use.
We are encouraging guests to help reduce carbon emissions by offering reserved parking spots for hybrid cars and for guests that carpooled. We’ve also provided bicycle racks out front. Besides being good for the environment, riding your bike allows you to work off a few extra calories. Cookie Fudge Fantasy, anyone?