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Sustainable Atlanta_6 26 2009


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Status update and lessons learned from Sustainable Atlanta\'s proposed sustainable building ordinance.

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Sustainable Atlanta_6 26 2009

  1. 1. Sustainable Atlanta: Sustainable Building Taskforce Robert C. Newcomer, Esq The Lang Legal Group LLC
  2. 2. Sustainable Atlanta <ul><li>Mission Statement: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Atlanta leads Atlanta’s quest to be a world-class sustainable city by developing strategies and policy recommendations with partners from Atlanta’s business, non-profit, academic, community and government leadership. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sustainable Atlanta Strategy & Key Initiatives <ul><li>Vision for a Sustainable Atlanta: </li></ul><ul><li>High quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Air </li></ul><ul><li>Zero Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Water Wise </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy, Beautiful & Efficient Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant Greenspace </li></ul><ul><li>Green Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Walkability </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sustainable Building Ordinance: Objectives <ul><li>Healthy places to live, work and play. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase competitiveness and talent attraction to Atlanta. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term savings for residents and taxpayers. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that building codes reflect best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize adverse effects of buildings on the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize strain on infrastructure caused by built environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Build on Atlanta’s brand as a green building leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Support Mayor Franklin’s Commitments to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Architecture 2030 Challenge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The U.S. Mayors’ Climate Change Agreement. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sustainable Building Ordinance: Process <ul><li>Lead Partners Group – first meeting held June 2, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Technical sub-committees research </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives in LA, Dallas, Washington, D.C and other cities </li></ul><ul><li>ASHRAE Standard 189, Architecture 2030 and other standards </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder meeting to collect suggestions on ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>First draft of ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>Second stakeholder meeting to review first draft </li></ul><ul><li>Revised ordinance and created intermediate drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Developer forums, MBE engagement and ULI-sponsored charrettes </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed comments and prepared final drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Presented to Mayor Franklin </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lead Partners Department of Planning & Community Development American Institute of Architects Urban Land Institute Atlanta Southface Energy Institute American Society of Landscape Architects Sustainable Atlanta Sample of Stakeholders Engaged Representatives attended the September and/or the October developer forums. Council for Quality Growth BOMA ICSC NAIOP Home Builders Association Atlanta Apartment Association City of Atlanta City of Chamblee Atlanta Regional Commission Cousins Properties Novare Group Portman and Associates The Dawson Company Gables Residential Lane Company Hines Hedgewood Urban Realty Partners Lang Legal Group Gerding Collaborative Ross-Bain Greenbuilding, LLC BVM Engineering Register Nelson Smith Dalia Woodline Solutions RT3 Architects Lord, Aeck, Sargent AEC, Inc. CxGBS Estes Shields Engineering LAI Engineering TVSA Eberly and Associates Kimley-Horn The Beck Group Sizemore Group
  7. 7. Sustainable Building Ordinance: Compliance options <ul><li>LEED (Certified) </li></ul><ul><li>EarthCraft (Tier 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Green Globes (One Globe) </li></ul><ul><li>Atlanta Sustainable Building Standards </li></ul>
  8. 8. Atlanta Sustainable Building Standards <ul><li>Site development </li></ul><ul><li>Water use efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor environmental quality </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere, materials and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and Operation Plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building commissioning (>20,000 sq. ft.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building acceptance testing (<20,000 sq. ft.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IAQ Management Plan </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Sustainable Building Ordinance: Phasing <ul><li>One year from enactment: </li></ul><ul><li>Site development requirements for ALL buildings </li></ul><ul><li>New construction (except commercial < 20,000 sq. ft.) </li></ul><ul><li>Two years from enactment: </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance options increase (e.g., LEED Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>Three years from enactment: </li></ul><ul><li>ALL new construction (except low-rise residential) </li></ul>