Atlanta Agritecture Workshop 2015 The City of Atlanta in partnership with Georgia Tech College of Architecture, The Association for Vertical Farming, Invest Atlanta, Blue Planet Consulting, and Perkins + Will, is hosting an integrated design workshop in Atlanta on September 18-19, 2015. The Association for Vertical Farming has successfully held similar events at Columbia University […]
City of Atlanta Offers Grace Period for Commercial Building Owners to Meet Benchmarking Obligations Building owners have until September 21 to submit energy and water use data ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta is offering a grace period for commercial building owners who missed the July deadline to submit energy and water benchmarking data. The […]
WHAT IS CHaRM? CHaRM stands for The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. It is a permanent facility that will encourage reuse while diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta households, water supplies,and landfills. CHaRM’S BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY Easily accessible and convenient location. […]
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Reminds Commercial Building Owners to Meet July Benchmarking Deadline Building owners must submit energy use data through Energy Star Portfolio Manager by July 20 ATLANTA – The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability reminds commercial building owners to meet the upcoming energy benchmarking data submission deadline of Monday, July 20. Passed in April, […]
As a resource to the commercial building community impacted by the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance (15-O-1101), the Office of Sustainability has created a dedicated web portal for all resources related to the ordinance and its compliance requirements. AtlantaBuildingEfficiency.com contains information on topics ranging from: “How to comply” “Do I need to comply?” “Benchmarking with […]
The Office of Sustainability is collaborating with local organizations to offer several opportunities to support your work in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® to successfully meet the reporting deadline. Join us and learn alongside other Atlanta building owners and managers. These sessions will focus on using Portfolio Manager to benchmark commercial buildings with a brief review […]
This document was elaborated using the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) template. SEEC is an alliance to help cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy. SEEC is a collaboration among three nonprofit organizations and California’s four Investor Owned Utilities. SEEC members are: • ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA • Institute for Local […]
Jairo Garcia, Ed.D., analyst for the Office of Sustainability, presented this overview of the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) at the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable in August of 2015. The presentation provides an overview of the strategies and focus areas in the Climate Action Plan that the Office identified, along with the assistance of some 50 […]
Commercial Energy Efficiency Ordinance 1101 Benchmarking | Transparency | Assessments | Retrocommissioning This training is for Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge participants. Public training dates will be announced shortly. Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 Register here: REGISTRATION Sessions available: 8:30 am – 11:00 am (breakfast provided) or 11:30 am – 1:00 am (lunch provided) Many Atlanta Better […]
ATL 26 recaps this year’s Earth Day Cleanup Challenge with volunteers from the City of Atlanta, U.S. EPA Region 4 and students from the Atlanta University Center Living Green Club at the Maddox Park Greenhouse in Northeast, Atlanta.
This month will mark the 45th observance of Earth Day. In celebration of our earth – and our city – the City of Atlanta, U.S. EPA Region 4 and other community partners have joined forces to host the Earth Day Cleanup Challenge, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. At 12:00 noon, there will be a kickoff […]
The GRI framework is typically utilized in the private sector where an organizations materiality is an easily identifiable set of products or services. More than 5,000 organizations from 60 countries use the guidelines to produce their sustainability reports; as a municipality producing a sustainability report using the GRI framework is very rare. In fact, only […]
Atlanta Ranks Third on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List of Most Buildings in the U.S. ATLANTA –The Office of Sustainability today announced that the City of Atlanta and metropolitan region rank third on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified […]
Friday, March 13, 2015 Here you will find the most recent draft proposal of the Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, currently under consideration by the City of Atlanta. The ordinance aims to capture cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities, track city-wide energy performance, spur economic development, increase the attractiveness of Atlanta, improve public health, and reduce […]
Monday, March 2, 2015 Here you will find the most recent draft proposal of the Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, currently under consideration by the City of Atlanta. The ordinance aims to capture cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities, track city-wide energy performance, spur economic development, increase the attractiveness of Atlanta, improve public health, and reduce […]
Monday, March 2, 2015 The Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance is comprised of four main parts: benchmarking, transparency, energy audits, and retro-commissioning. The ordinance details the types and sizes of buildings subject to the requirements and recommendations of the ordinance and includes the timeline for the phased-in approach currently under consideration. Since this is […]
Here you will find the most recent draft proposal of the Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, currently under consideration by the City of Atlanta. The ordinance aims to capture cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities, track city-wide energy performance, spur economic development, increase the attractiveness of Atlanta, improve public health, and reduce our overall environmental footprint. […]
The Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance is comprised of four main parts: benchmarking, transparency, energy audits, and retro-commissioning. The ordinance details the types and sizes of buildings subject to the requirements and recommendations of the ordinance and includes the timeline for the phased-in approach currently under consideration. Since this is a draft, it is […]
Join us for an in-depth overview of the City’s upcoming Guaranteed Energy Service Performance Contract. Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 Time: 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Location: City Council Chambers 55 Trinity Avenue, 2nd floor Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Thinking of buying or leasing an electric vehicle? Test drive the hottest electric vehicles on the market at the Fall Ride and Drive on November 22 at the Atlanta Civic Center.
Cities themselves are partnerships. An interconnected mix of economy, lives and lifestyles that form Atlanta’s personality: at work, at home, at play. As Atlanta grows forward, our sustainability culture will continue to be built by our people and our interconnected actions. That’s why Power to Change is such an exciting step forward. Power to Change […]
The City of Atlanta has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge which aims to increase the number of American employers offering workplace charging for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by tenfold in the next five years. The Workplace Charging Challenge asks its Partners to commit to assessing employee demand for PEV charging at […]
Top 30 Cities for Green Building Adoption, Commercial Office Market Charlotte O’Malley CBRE’s inaugural Green Building Adoption Index benchmarks how the 30 largest commercial office markets in the U.S. rank for adoption of “green” space. Read the in-depth report to see the full breakdown of metrics included in the ranking, including the percentage of sq. […]
The City of Atlanta’s provision of workplace charging builds upon a larger strategy to improve transportation in the region and provide sustainable transportation options. The first component focuses on increasing the adoption of alternative transportation methods including walking, biking, public transportation, car-sharing, and alternative workplace strategies such as teleworking. The second component focuses on promoting […]
Mayor Kasim Reed joins the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and other stakeholders on May 24, 2014 to ride from City Hall (Downtown) to Piedmont Park (Midtown).
Did you know? Atlanta has a wealth of incentives for EV owners Georgia Power offers three whole-house rate options for customers with plug-in electric vehicles. These rate options include: On-Peak – 19.2948¢ per kWh Off-Peak- 5.8295¢ per kWh Super Off-Peak – 1.2500¢ per kWh More here: http://www.georgiapower.com/electricvehicles/ The State of Georgia offers attractive incentives as well […]
2013 – A Year of Great Progress We Are Almost Half Way Towards Our 2020 Goals Supporting Mayor Kasim Reed’s vision to make Atlanta one of the top-tier sustainable cities in the nation, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) provides the City’s commercial building professionals avenues to invest in their own and their community’s future […]
CURBSIDE RECYCLING Recycling collection is the same day as garbage collection. Please use a City-issued recycling bin or a larger bin clearly labeled “RECYCLING”. Paper: All paper products (except boxes/paper with food contamination) – Shredded paper in a clear plastic bag – NO paper towels or tissues Glass –All bottles and jars (rinse, remove the […]
Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong and Director of Sustainability, Denise Quarles, joined stakeholders at Hannah Solar for the release of a report that provides a first of its kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities.
Employees of the City of Atlanta and students from KIPP Ways Academy descended on Little Five Points to “BE AMAZING” this past Earth Day.
About this policy An Ordinance to introduce a revised scrap tire procedures and requirements ordinance to be inserted into the City Code at Chapter 130 (Solid Waste Management), at Article II and titled Scrap Tire Enforcement beginning at currently Reserved Code Sections 13028 through 13036 http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/2012/images/adopted/1203/12O0357.pdf Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce M. Sheperd and Felicia Moore […]
Community gardening has a strong and growing presence in Atlanta including gardens in city parks! Park Pride has administered the community gardening program since 2007, when the City of Atlanta passed legislation allowing gardens in city parks. Community gardens bring positive activity to the parks. They provide a forum for neighbors to join together and […]
About this Policy An Ordinance to require new conveyor car washes to recycle water; to comply with the requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s 2009 Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan; to conserve water resources Key Points Water is not only a valuable resource, but a vital resource as well. Â Conserving […]
About this Policy A Resolution requesting the Mayor or her designee to seek funding sources to allow the City to subsidize the purchase of household systems that will allow for the capture and use of rainwater; and for other purposes. Key Points The City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia have experienced several droughts […]