Roswell has made great strides in community conservation and sustainability. The city government has established a number of effective policies to reduce waste and promote environmental health, such as the “Green Fleet” Vehicle Policy and the Green Affordable Housing Incentive. A number of brand new homes in Weatherford Place have achieved the distinguished Platinum LEED certification, a huge achievement for the city. These homes are some of the most energy efficient in the world and prime models for future high quality, energy efficient homes.
In an effort to encourage more builders to lean towards green, the city offers Green Building Incentives. These incentives include expedited reviews for building projects, building permit fee rebates and marketing opportunities.
Roswell recently became the first city in metro-Atlanta to be certified Silver by the Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities Program. The following press release details the significance of this certification: