The ReBuildATL Coalition includes a core group of eight partners, all of which are
deeply connected to the Westside Atlanta communities they serve, and a broader group of more
than sixteen nonprofits, institutions of higher education, corporations and local government
agencies. Collectively, the Coalition has ample capacity and resources to effectively address the
area’s energy challenges and develop and implement clean energy solutions.
Coalition Members of rebuildatl
OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Atlanta Housing Authority, City of Atlanta, Drawdown, Georgia Business Compact, EPA Region 4, Atlanta Technical College, Georgia Tech Facilities, Greenshortz, JE Dunn Construction Group, Mother’s Tongue Innovation, NARI-Atlanta, Partnership for Southern Equity, Re:Purpose Savannah, Skanska, Southface Institute, Spelman College, and USGBC-GA
COMMUNITY WE SERVE
The Coalition is committed to empowering underserved individuals residing in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods through access to sustainable, living-wage jobs and increased energy independence. These communities have invested equity in their neighborhoods for decades, and the Coalition sees workforce development as a first step for advancing equitable community development.
The Coalition will offer workforce training in deconstruction and sustainability skills. Additionally, initial weatherization improvements will be performed in the neighborhoods.
Energy efficiency retrofit
Using reclaimed materials from Lifecycle Building Center, the Coalition will provide more extensive home repairs and improvements, including energy efficiency retrofits.
Renewable energy initiatives
The Coalition will implement community-based solar initiatives to reduce energy burdens, lower reliance on costly, and more pollutive, non-sustainable sources of energy.
JUSTICE40 INITIATIVE ALIGNMENT
Most owner-occupied homes in Westside Atlanta are over 70 years old and suffer from energy burdens, equity theft, and extensive deferred maintenance. The Coalition wants to solve these issues by aligning with the Justice40 initiatives in its three-phase process.
Justice40 Priority 6 will be addressed.
Priority 6 involves:
Increasing clean energy jobs throughout Greater Atlanta.
Strengthening the job pipeline.
Providing job training for individuals from disadvantaged communities.
Justice40 Priorities 1 and 3 will be addressed.
Priority 1 involves:
Decreasing energy burden in disadvantaged communities.
Priority 3 involves:
increasing parity in clean energy technology access and adoption in disadvantaged communities.
Justice40 Priorities 5 and 8 will be addressed.
Priority 5 involves:
Increase clean energy enterprise creation and contracting in disadvantaged communities.
Priority 8 involves:
Increasing energy democracy in disadvantaged communities.