Georgia Governor's Energy Challenge 2020 (Georgia)

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Place Georgia
Name Georgia Governor's Energy Challenge 2020
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Chillers, Boilers, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Renewable technologies not specified
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement 15% reduction in energy use by 2020; using 2007 as baseline year

Date added to DSIRE 2008-09-23
Last DSIRE Review 2011-02-17

References DSIRE[1]


In April 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue signed an executive order requiring state government agencies and departments to reduce energy use. This executive order created the Governor's Energy Challenge 2020 as part of "Conserve Georgia." State agencies and departments must reduce energy consumption 15% by 2020, using 2007 energy use as a baseline. Reductions in energy use must come from energy efficiency measures and can also come from renewable energy development.

Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is being used by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) to fund state agency retrofit projects. These projects will help state government entities meet the goal set by the Governor's Energy Challenge. GEFA is in charge of implementing this program. The challenge is mandatory for state entities, but local governments, schools, businesses, and individuals are also encouraged to participate. An interactive tool is available on the Challenge website that helps building owners find energy efficiency options.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Executive Order
Date Enacted 2008-04-24

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - GEFA
Department Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Address 233 Peachtree Street, NE
Address 2 Suite 900
Place Atlanta, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30303
Phone (404) 656-0938


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"