Georgia Governor's Energy Challenge 2020

February 17, 2011


In April 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue signed an executive order requiring state government agencies and departments to reduce energy use. This executive order created the Governor's Energy Challenge 2020 as part of "Conserve Georgia." State agencies and departments must reduce energy consumption 15% by 2020, using 2007 energy use as a baseline. Reductions in energy use must come from energy efficiency measures and can also come from renewable energy development. Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is being used by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) to fund state agency retrofit projects. These projects will help state government entities meet the goal set by the Governor's Energy Challenge. GEFA is in charge of implementing this program. The challenge is mandatory for state entities, but local governments, schools, businesses, and individuals are also encouraged to participate. An interactive tool is available on the Challenge website that helps building owners find energy efficiency options.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval


Name: Executive Order
Date Enacted: 4/24/2008


Name: Public Information - GEFA
Organization: Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Address: 233 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: (404) 584-1000

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.