Green Initiatives

Latest Green Initiatives

2015-2016 GRI Report Cover

2015 – 2016 GRI Report on Sustainability Metrics for City of Atlanta March 22, 2017

We enlisted the GRI reporting method as a tool to report on progress in the Power to Change sustainability initiative for the near, mid and long-term future. As you turn the pages, you will see community-wide action by all stakeholder groups. The GRI is helping us to measure impact while also helping us tell Atlanta’s story in a unique and innovative way.

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Express Permitting for Solar Roof Installation Now Available October 24, 2016

The installation of solar photovoltaic on a roof of a structure can be simple to complex. There are several items needed when submitting for a solar photovoltaic roof permit to determine that …

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Other Green Initiatives

Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge March 9, 2013

About ATLANTA BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE By joining the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, building owners and managers pledge to save energy and water 20% by 2020 in their selected buildings. The Atlanta BBC …

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COMMUNITY – Rainwater Harvesting March 9, 2013

Did you know? 1 inch of rainfall on a 2,000 sq. ft. residential roof generates 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused. That same roof in a region receiving 30 inches …

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LEED Certified Buildings March 9, 2013

LEED CERTIFIED BUILDING Atlanta is home to over 179 certified LEED projects across an array of building types. The Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters and the International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport …

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COMMUNITY – Urban Farms March 9, 2013

URBAN FARMING Did you know? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Urban and peri-urban farms already supply food to about 700 million city dwellers one-quarter of the …

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ORDINANCE – Community Gardens March 8, 2013

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 …

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Atlantic Station Brownfield Redevelopment March 8, 2013

At Atlantic Station, you can find anything you want. The average Atlantan spends more time commuting to work than most anywhere in the world. Wouldn’t you rather work two blocks from home …

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Construction & Demolition Recycling March 8, 2013

A LIFECYCLE BUILDING CENTER is a community-based warehouse facility that directly assists the general public by identifying and implementing best practice green building-related concepts. As part of its non-profit mission, it may …

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Hazardous Waste Recycling Centers March 8, 2013

What is household hazardous waste? Household hazardous wastes are any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant that is thrown into the household garbage can. The City of Atlanta does …

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Parks and Greenspace March 8, 2013

Atlanta’s system of parks and greenspace enhances the lives of City of Atlanta residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure services and cultural …

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Atlanta Beltline March 8, 2013

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive revitalization effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United …

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