More than 450 privately and publicly owned buildings in Atlanta, including offices, schools, universities and hotels, were a part of the challenge, saving the city more than $380 million and reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 544,276 cars from the road, according to the news release.
The city’s announcement comes months after it approved a robust Clean Energy Plan that ensures all city facilities will operate on clean energy by 2035.
Under the plan, all Atlanta government facilities, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, will be powered by solar or other forms of clean energy.
The plan is expected to create more than 7,700 jobs and reduce household electricity bills.
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Atlanta designer and author Danielle Rollins has placed her Tuxedo Park home on the market.