Sustainable Atlanta and Effective Energy Code Implementation in the City of Atlanta

Sustainable Atlanta and Effective Energy Code Implementation in the City of Atlanta

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Effective Energy Code Implementation in the City of Atlanta




As a sub-grant recipient of the City of Atlanta’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding, Sustainable Atlanta worked with The Southface Energy Institute to develop policy recommendations and programming to drive progress towards the efficient implementation of and compliance with theGeorgia State Supplement and Amendments to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. Both of which went into effect in January 2011. 


In an effort to accomplish this goal, Sustainable Atlanta convened a steering committee consisting of experts from the commercial and residential real estate industry to provide input for the effective implementation of the Georgia’s new energy code.


This group, the Energy Code Compliance Steering committee, selected a team of technical experts to form a taskforce representing their various stakeholder groups. The Energy Code Compliance Taskforce shared their experience and expertise in developing recommendations to reduce the barriers to energy code compliance and enforcement. Sustainable Atlanta captured these recommendations in “Removing Barriers to Compliance: Energy Code Compliance Task Force recommendations.”


Under this program in addition to providing training on Georgia’s new energy code to City of Atlanta staff and other stakeholders, Southface authored a White Paper on the benefits of effective energy code enforcement. This White Paper titled, “Benefits from Effective Energy Code Implementation in the City of Atlanta”, demonstrates that effective implementation of the Georgia energy code by the Office of Buildings in the City of Atlanta will strengthen Atlanta’s economy, save water, improve public health, and enhance the comfort and long term energy performance of buildings.


Both of these documents can be found here at the Sustainable Atlanta website. The documents can also be found here Southface website along with additional information about Georgia’s energy code.


Sustainable Atlanta and Southface would like to thank the members of the Energy Code Compliance Taskforce and Steering Committee for their hard work and dedication to this project.


This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number(s) EE0000801. 




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