A Norwood administration will…
Establish permitted construction standards based on green building certifications such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Establish building energy codes and standards and set minimum efficiency requirements for new and renovated buildings to reduce energy use and emissions over the buildings lifecycle.
Collaborate with the State of Georgia to adopt updated and more stringent energy codes.
Preserve and replace hardwood long growth deciduous trees in neighborhoods and on major streets impacted by development, weather and an aging tree population. All new residential and commercial construction should include a detailed “green” plan for permitting purposes. Staff-up the city Arborist’s Office for improved code enforcement with increased fines for violations.
Reaffirm the city’s commitment to a major expansion of public parks putting well maintained park green space and Beltline access within walking distance of Atlanta neighborhoods.
Adequately fund park maintenance and safety measurements to provide first-class parks to all Atlantans. Please read Mary’s Parks solutions here.
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