The sustainability effort that is the Better Buildings Challenge just got substantially more ambitious. The challenge, launched a year ago at Downtown Development Day, weds the Atlanta business and government communities to a mutual goal of reducing water and energy consumption in our fair city by 20 percent by 2020. Initially, controllers of 2 million square-feet of property were taking part. In a year, that figure has swelled to 42 million square-feet.
The Saporta Report quotes the challenge's director at the U.S. Department of Energy as calling Atlanta's commitment a model for the entire country. Hopefully, somehow, this spells a reprieve on our famously oppressive water bills. Maybe not.
· Atlanta's Better Building Challenge now includes 42 million square feet [Saporta Report]