Metro Atlanta Chamber Honors Organizations, Businesses and Individuals
Creating Sustainable Solutions at Inaugural E3 Awards
ATLANTA, March 25, 2013
Awards represent innovation in building, water conservation, supply chain and
ATLANTA, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Eight companies,
individuals and organizations that are creating innovative solutions and
technological advances in sustainability were honored by the Metro Atlanta
Chamber (MAC) at the E3 Awards.
In its inaugural year, 125 nominations were received for a coveted eight
spots. The award categories span a wide range of achievements in innovation,
from energy and water to logistics and urban development.
The event winners by category are:
oUniversity Strong – honoring innovation through research and technologies
with Georgia's universities: Simple BoS Sunshot Project, a collaborative
effort between Georgia Tech, Radiance Solar and Suniva;
oBuilt Environment – honoring excellence in energy and planning: Better
Buildings Challenge, a public/private initiative with a goal of reducing
energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent in participating
buildings across Atlanta by 2020;
oSouthern Capital – honoring local entrepreneurs, financial institutions or
others who incubate start-up businesses or new ventures that advance
sustainability: Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), housed at
Georgia Tech, is the nation's first university-based business incubator.
Since 1986, it has turned out 112 science and technology companies, and
companies associated with ATDC have raised more than $1 billion in venture
capital since 1999.
oPower of Place – honoring initiatives by community organizations or
business groups that develop stronger, sustainable communities: Midtown
Alliance, for creating the first urban EcoDistrict in the southeast;
oLiquid Assets – honoring sustainable water solutions: Google and the
Douglasville – Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority, for their work in a
joint public/private water reuse project designed to conserve water and
help keep the Chattahoochee River clean;
oMaking the Connections – honoring smart supply chain solutions: UPS, for
its innovative supply chain solution model, creating efficient routing and
network optimization and using an alternative fuel flight to help deliver
nearly 16 million packages each day to more than 200 countries and
oEmerging Leader – Michael Cheyne, director of asset management and
sustainability at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, for
his work and leadership in developing and implementing a sustainable
management plan for Hartsfield-Jackson;
oLifetime Achievement Award – Jack Dozier, executive director, Georgia
Association of Water Professionals, for his work in protecting Georgia's
water resources and role in helping to develop state water policy.
"We are proud to honor all of the winners making strides to build more
energy-efficient products and buildings, develop sustainable water solutions
and create smarter urban spaces," said Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer of
UPS and chair of MAC's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Committee.
"These innovations are vital for creating a sustainable future for our region
for generations to come."
Created in partnership with the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the E3 awards'
theme is Where the Economy and Environment Connect for Everyone.
About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber is about building our economy
and creating prosperity to help Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of
Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves 4,000 member
companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on helping small
businesses and mid-size companies grow, helping entrepreneurs get started, and
recruiting companies nationally and internationally in our key industries:
bioscience, clean technology, health IT, mobility, supply chain and advanced
manufacturing, and technology. In public policy, we tackle critical issues to
support infrastructure and quality of life. For members, we offer 150+ events
and activities each year. In sports, MAC's Atlanta Sports Council has helped
drive almost $2 billion in economic impact through sporting events over the
last 10 years.
SOURCE The Metro Atlanta Chamber
Contact: Ada Hatzios, +1-404-586-8494, firstname.lastname@example.org
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