Power to Change
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.
Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has completed it's first full year of reporting. The 2012 Report is now available for download. Please click on the image to download the full report.
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.
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
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)
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.
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