Green Building

Athens-Clarke County is committed to green building in our community's homes and businesses. All new Athens-Clarke County building projects must meet LEED certification standards or higher. Currently, there are nearly 1.2 million square feet of building space in Athens that qualify for LEED certification standards.

"Green building" refers to constructing facilities that are environmentally conscious and efficiently use resources to provide a healthy environment for the land being built on and for those who work or live within. 

LEED infographic

How to make your home or business a Green Building

Whether you are building new construction or revitalizing an existing building, there is a green building program that can help in certifying your home or business.