Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission to Launch Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System Certification Program in June 2013

May 30, 2013

The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (BOR) have completed the Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System Certification Program Guidelines. The program will review project submittals and present Peach Awards to buildings owned or managed by the state that optimize energy performance, increase the demand for materials and furnishings produced in Georgia, improve the environmental quality in this state, conserve energy, protect the state’s natural resources, and reduce the burden on the state’s water supply in accordance with The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Act of 2008 (the “Act”, codified at O.C.G.A. § 50-8-18).

Over the past five months, the Peach Review Committee consisting of three (3) employees of the State of Georgia, one member each from GSFIC, BOR, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA); and four (4) members from Industry Partners; one member each from American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Construction Suppliers Association of Georgia (CSA) and Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC) have collaborated in developing the guidelines and plaque design. 

Projects nominated for Peach Certification must be submitted by an authorized representative of the Using Agency to the Review Committee Chair, or to a member of the Executive Committee in a single pdf format at georgiapeach@docs.e-builder.net.

Once the program is fully implemented in June 2013, The Georgia Peach Program Review Committee (the “Review Committee”) shall be responsible for the day to day operation of the Peach Program, and shall evaluate all nominations for Peach Awards received from the Authorized Representative of the Using Agency.

LOOK OUT FOR THE ROLL OUT… IN JUNE 2013!!!