This article originally appeared on the SaportaReport in August, 2015.
When it comes to the environment, it’s not often for Atlanta to have bragging rights. But when it comes to the Better Buildings Challenge — a national program to promote energy efficiency — Atlanta ranks No. 1.
Atlanta has outpaced all its other competitors when it comes to cities that have pledged to reduce energy consumption by 2020. Atlanta has more property square footage signed up in the program than any other city.
Mayor Kasim Reed said when they launched the program three years ago, the city set a modest goal of 2 million square feet of property committed to reduced energy consumption. Not only did Atlanta meet that goal – the city exceeded it 50 times over
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