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Roswell Green

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Program Overview

The City of Roswell, Georgia
Phone: 770-641-3727
Email Us

38 Hill Street
Roswell, GA 30075

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vision Statement

"We will take action to improve our Sustainability: providing for the present generation while honoring our past and allowing for the needs of future generations."

Mission Statement

"It is our mission to increase environmental accountability; to teach the principles of sustainable living; and to implement innovative programs that protect the environment, provide economic savings and enhance our quality of life."

Strategic Goals

Roswell sees environmental and economic sustainability as two of the most critical opportunities for our future. Engaging city employees, residents and businesses in sustainable practices now will ensure the availability of resources and enhance the livability and viability of the City for generations to come.

Roswell recognizes the competitive advantages of "going green". We can improve efficiencies and reduce the use of resources in order to produce meaningful savings to taxpayers and a better environment for our residents. Through responsible development and green building practices, Roswell will grow into a healthier and even more desirable place to live and work.

Roswell's green vision is a community where:

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  • Natural resources are preserved and protected
  • Energy and water use are reduced
  • Clean and efficient energy and water technologies are widespread
  • Waste is reduced and recycling is enhanced
  • New buildings are high performance structures
  • Transportation alternatives are available and complete streets are
    the norm with abundant biking and walking opportunities
  • Greenspace is prevalent and connected
  • Green industries and businesses thrive
  • Quality of life is ensured for future generations


The City of Roswell recertified as a Green Community at the Gold level in 2013, after first certifying at the Silver level in 2009. Roswell's Build Green Incentive Program provides incentives for community green building, affordable/workforce housing green building, WaterSense, and solar installation in one comprehensive resolution. Incentives are not only permit/fee related, but also seek to help market projects via a signage, website and an awards program. An Energy Star partner, Roswell's Energy Strategy for the Future sets forth the city's fundamental commitment to protect the environment through the continuous improvement of its energy performance. The city estimates that it saves $62,000 annually from the replacement of traffic signals and school zone flashers with LED bulbs. The city has a no net loss of trees policy, and trees that cannot be replaced onsite will be planted on other government property. The Tree Planting Partnership is a public-private partnership to improve tree canopy and density on public lands. It has resulted in the planting of 816 hardwoods and 4,313 other trees, shrubs and flowers. Roswell offers commute options to staff that include a flexible work arrangements policy provides for telecommuting, compressed work week and flex time. Recycling containers government facilities are located at individual desks and in common areas for traditional and non-traditional recycling. Residents of single-family homes have curbside recycling, and multi-family complexes are required to provide recycling. Roswell's zoning ordinance provides incentives for mixed use zoning districts and the Midtown Roswell Overlay District.

Sustainability Efforts
Toilet Rebate Program
Commercial Pre-Rinse Spray Valve Rebate Program
Keep Roswell Beautiful Programs
Employee Education & Incentives