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ARC/Green Policy

Green Buildings

Cobb County has been at the forefront among local governments in conserving and protecting the resources entrusted to it by its Citizens. The Cobb County Sustainable Practices Policy has been developed to promote environmentally sustainable design and construction of buildings and sites, and for operations and maintenance activities for County facilities other assets.

The Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities Program is designed to encourage local governments to demonstrate leadership on environmental sustainability. Local governments are asked to set an example for the community by conserving energy, investing in renewable energy, conserving water, conserving fuel, reducing waste and protecting and restoring the community’s natural resources. The program identifies specific measures that local governments can implement for their communities to become more sustainable. Local governments who achieve certification will receive region wide recognition for their leadership on environmental sustainability.

Below are examples of these environmental efforts by Cobb County Government and its employees.