- AboutHow does the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge work? The first phase of the project will begin with a selection of 20 buildings from the municipal, university, hospital and commercial sectors. These 20 buildings will be the front-runners of the challenge and set the precedent for participants in the years to come. The Atlanta BBC team will work with the owners of these 20 buildings over the next several months to establish an overall protocol for the Challenge, providing incentives such as free building assessments, education and training courses, access to interval data and more. What does an organization commit to? Founding Partners commit to: Provide resources in support of the development of Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge initiatives and projects Participate in promotion and communication activities for Atlanta BBC initiatives Participate in activities of one or more Atlanta BBC subcommittees Assist with engaging Building Participants and Sponsors Building Participants commit to: Publicly pledge a building-specific energy savings goal and develop a plan and schedule Identify a building energy savings project and initiate the project Share utility data with the Department of Energy, as well as information about the tools, technologies, and processes they used implement projects and reach their pledge goal.…
- EventsThe Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge is in full swing. Check back for upcoming events. Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Launch November 3, 2011 Central Atlanta Progress – Downtown Development Day Phase One Building Participant Orientation Meeting November 28, 2011 Southface Eco Office
- FAQs1. How does the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge work? The first phase of the project will begin with a selectionof 20 buildings from the municipal, university, hospital and commercial sectors. These 20 buildings will be the front-runners of the challenge and set the precedent for participants in the years to come. The AtlantaBBC team will work with the owners of these 20 buildings over the next several months to establish an overall protocol for theChallenge, assisting with building assessments, education, project implementation and data reporting. Once Phase One is completed (date TBD), the Challenge will be rolled out to include all organizations interested in participating. Building owners that wish to participate in Phase One of the Atlanta BBC are requested to submit their registration by November 30, 2011. Please visit the Contact Us page to request more information. 2. What is the baseline year from which the 20% reduction will be measured? Calendar year 2009[CW1] 3. How do we measure progress? The Atlanta BBC has dedicated a team to benchmarking and measuring progress toward goals. Utility data will be collected from each building participant and aggregated into Energy Star Portfolio Manager to measure the overall reduction in energy and water…
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Reducing demand for energy and water reduces electricity generation which can help improve air quality and can thus support health. Below are some of the health impacts of the inspiring resource efficiency efforts by participants within the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC). The metrics are estimated using the ATHENIA energy modeling system, analyzing local weather and power generation data sets to represent a holistic view of the positive impact of resource efficiency.
Since the program’s inception, the Better Buildings Challenge helped Atlanta avoid
Metric Tons of CO2
18,531,003 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
Visualization of 975 cars.
In 2017, energy reduction in Atlanta Better Building Challenge buildings led to
fewer pounds of sulfur dioxide in the air.
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