Jan. 18, 2012
Starting with the Downtown central business district, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge will unite the public sector with the business and nonprofit communities to implement substantive building upgrades toward the goal of improving participating buildings’ energy and water performance. The effort is underway with a benchmarking initiative for Atlanta's 400-block Downtown area, including the Atlanta Civic Center and other municipal facilities, as well as eventually to include other landmark Downtown buildings. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge aims to support President Obama’s goal of helping businesses save nearly $40 billion annually in energy costs, enabling them to grow, invest in new technology, and create American jobs. Atlanta is proud to be one of the three first-mover cities, along with Seattle and Los Angeles, selected for this important initiative.