Atlanta City Council Shelves Sustainable Building Ordinance
This is the headline of the latest email from the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Well, not exactly. The headline is “Council Rejects Expensive Building Code Mandates” which to me says something much different. The email applauds the vote which shelved an ordinance that they say would have “crippled” the commercial real estate industry. The Sustainable Building Ordinance would have mandated the use of sustainable building principles, practices, and materials for new construction as well as renovations and tenant improvements for existing buildings. Is that such a bad thing? I’d go so far as to say that would be a great thing, a great direction for the City of Atlanta and the industry as a whole, not to mention the people that are going to be inhabiting those buildings and paying the energy bills, but let’s not worry about that.
Here is a link to the article: http://www.abr.org/index.aspx?page_id=3&resource_id=5478