About

Better Buildings for Atlanta

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge is a voluntary initiative that challenges building stakeholders to demonstrate cost-effective strategies for reducing building energy and water consumption, with the goal of reducing energy consumption and water consumption by 20% by 2020. Leading facility operators have already met the goals of the challenge and can benefit from reduced utility costs, fewer maintenance calls, improved tenant retention, and public recognition. These leaders also support Atlanta's economy through implementing energy and water conservation measures.

Building Participants commit to:

  • Reduce energy and water by 20% by 2020
  • Track utility consumption, benchmark building performance, and report progress*
  • Document planned or recently implemented projects and results
  • Share strategies used to achieve energy and water goals

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge provides:

  • Guidance and resources dedicated to the achievement of 20% reduction goals
  • Technical assistance to facilitate utility tracking and benchmarking using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
  • Events, education and training for best practices in water and energy efficiency
  • National and Local recognition for Participants

For more information about the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, contact us at info@atlantabbc.com.

Demonstrating Results

Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Data provides building performance metrics to track aggregate progress and provide local benchmarking comparisons based on actual data.**

See who’s involved - the community of public and private organizations is as diverse as the buildings.

As Participants report utility data in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, the collective results are visualized in interactive charts, graphs and tables by resource use, cost, GHG emissions and ENERGY STAR® Score.

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge is a community partner in the Better Buildings Challenge, a U.S. Department of Energy Program supporting the nation's efforts to save money, reduce energy waste and carbon pollution.

Additional information will be available as future enhancements are made to this site.

*Individual building data remains confidential, unless authorized for publication by the participant. **Metrics are updated at regular intervals. Utility data and property use attributes are self-reported, and may contain errors. All reported metrics are annual metrics.