City of Atlanta - Sustainable Development Design Standards

July 12, 2023

Summary

In December 2003, the City of Atlanta passed a green building ordinance that applies to city-owned facilities and city-funded projects. This green building ordinance applies to all new construction and renovation projects in which the building has 5,000 square feet of occupied space or the total project cost exceeds $2 million. These projects must incorporate sustainable design principles and must meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating. Departments must submit an annual report to the City's environmental manager to demonstrate compliance with this standard.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site: http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=154
Administrator:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Daylighting
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Green Building Requirement: city-owned facilities and city-funded projects must achieve a LEED silver rating

Authorities

Name: Atlanta Code of Ordinances, Chapter 75
Date Enacted: 12/9/2003

Contact

Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta GA 30303
Email: sustainability@atlantaga.gov

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.