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Best Practices in Georgia Planning

Best PracticeIssues AddressedExamplesQCO
Green Buildings

Adopt Green Building standards and establish an active inspection program for residential and commercial construction projects to enforce Georgia’s energy codes and standards. Offer incentives, such as streamlined development review or reduced permit fees, for new buildings achieving LEED, ENERGY STAR, or EarthCraft certifications.
  • We like to better protect our natural resources (such as streams, wetlands, etc.)
  • We'd like to reduce the cost of providing public services/facilities
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