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Contact Info
City of Atlanta
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Ste. 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
Director of Sustainability

Aaron Bastian
Communications and
Project Manager
Tel: 404.335.1962

Ruthie Norton
Senior Project Manager
Tel. 404.335.1902

Power to Change

Please visit our new susustainability page at

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As Atlanta’s citywide sustainability initiative, Power to Change is the result of the contributions of more than 300 stakeholders across Atlanta, representing their neighborhoods, their schools, their businesses, their community organizations and government agencies.



Guaranteed Energy Service Performance Contract 

On February 6th, the City of Atlanta will hold an industry forum to introduce the City's upcoming Multi-Agency Guaranteed Energy Service Performance Contract ("GESPC"). The meeting will be held in City Hall, 2nd Floor, City Council Chambers at 1:00p.m. 


Atlanta Electric Vehicle Preparedness for Residents and Businesses

Mayor Reed plugs in a 2011 Chevy Volt at the unveiling of the city's first Solar Electric Vehicle
Charging Station at Atlantic Station, Aug. 2011

In response to solicitations by leading automotive  manufacturers seeking markets for the new generation of electric passenger vehicles, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability created the Metro Atlanta Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Task Force (MAPEVRTF) in March of 2010. Its focus is to build a comprehensive infrastructure to consumers who become Electric Vehicle (EV) owners in Atlanta. The Task Force consists of local and state government entities, commercial EV interests, local utility companies, and the Clean Cities Atlanta coalition.

 MKR Plug Volt
The Task Force first focused on studying the best municipal electric vehicle practices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Municipal practices were analyzed to identify the most productive strategies for electric transportation to thrive in the Atlanta. Lessons learned were applied to streamline Atlanta’s Office of Buildings electrical permitting process. Other municipal practices continue to be evaluated for potential adoption. A link to the research is outlined below:

Atlanta’s permitting process for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) has been streamlined to aid residents that want to charge their electric vehicles. Regardless of where the EVSE needs to be installed in City of Atlanta, there is a permitting process to ensure the charging equipment will be installed safely. The Office of Buildings will classify the permitting of your EVSE in one of three categories:

Online Submittal Application

Electrical Contractors may to print this form out and bring it into the Office of Buildings. After coordinating with your electrical contractor to complete your application he/she may submit your complete application electronically at City of Atlanta Online. For technical assistance, have your electrical contractor contact the Bureau of Buildings Customer Service at (404) 330-6150

In person Submittal Application

Office of Buildings, 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 3900
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:15am – 5:00pm
Walk-in Permit Applications will be processed until 4:00 pm ***Cashier Window closes at 4:15pm***
Residential Building Permits (404) 330-6150
Building Inspections Office: (404) 865-8400
Electrical Division: (404) 865-8400

Georgia Power
Residential Customer Service - call 1-888-660-5890
Commercial Customer Service - call 1-888-655-5888
Plug-in Electric Vehicle Georgia Power Electric Vehicle Website (Click here)


Sustainable Atlanta

As an agent for developing the blueprint for ensuring Atlanta's world-class environmental sustainability, Sustainable Atlanta connects business, organizations, institutions and residents to develop solutions and implement action plans to address the challenges and opportunities inherent in the relationship between environment, equity and the economy.

From the development of strategies to help achieve sustainable building and abundant water to zero waste, Sustainable Atlanta focuses on increasing commitment, capacity and velocity to advance Atlanta's sustainability.  

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a membership association of local governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable development. Atlanta is one of more than 1,057 cities, towns and counties worldwide that are members of ICLEI and that have made a commitment to sustainable development. The City of Atlanta is proud to host ICLEI’s southeastern field office. ICLEI representatives ensure Atlanta maximizes the resources in developing performance-based, results-oriented campaigns and programs.

To learn more about the ICLEI’s 5 milestone process that Atlanta is following to reduce its carbon emissions, click here.


City of Atlanta Green Stimulus Information

Now is the time for local governments to act and secure stimulus funding for their climate and sustainability initiatives. With funding from the recently-passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Atlanta’s sustainability efforts will focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives which will create jobs and save money while protecting our environment.

About the Office of Sustainability
Sustainbility Initiatives
Community Partnerships & Resources
Questions, Suggestions and Requests for Information

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