City of Atlanta - Sustainable Development Design Standards (Georgia)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Georgia

Name Atlanta - Sustainable Development Design Standards
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Requirement New and renovated City buildings over 5,000 square feet or with project costs of 2 million or greater must achieve LEED Silver.

Date added to DSIRE 2003-11-13
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-06

References DSIRE[1]


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.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Atlanta Code of Ordinances, Chapter 75

Date Enacted 2003-12-09

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"