ORDINANCE – Sustainable Building Policy April 17, 2013

An Ordinance to enact the City of Atlanta Sustainable Development Design Standards; to promote consistent application of Sustainable Green Building Practices; incorporate Sustainable Building Design and Construction Practices into City Financed Projects.

Key Points

  • Traditionally, buildings in the United States are a major contributor of green house gases, emitting more than 1/3 of all CO2 emissions in the US per year
  • Sustainable buildings consider ways to maximize energy efficiency and minimize material and water waste
  • This City of Atlanta, through this ordinance, has pledged to make all new municipal buildings built sustainable buildings, as well as evaluating old buildings for sustainable upgrades
  • This ordinance further pledges that the City of Atlanta will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design) silver standards for all new buildings constructed

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