Finalist selected for 2016 Atlanta E3 Awards

July 25, 2016

Finalists Selected for 2016 Atlanta E3 Awards

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Finalists Selected for 2016 Atlanta E3 Awards

Leading edge sustainability and innovation projects to be featured                                                       during October 4 ceremony 

(Atlanta, Georgia) The Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced finalists selected for the 2016 Atlanta E3 Awards.  Finalists were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants successfully expanding sustainable business practices throughout the metro region.  An independent selection committee carefully vetted entries submitted by companies, non-profit and government organizations. 21 finalists were selected in seven categories.


“We congratulate these finalists for simultaneously growing their business bottom line while improving and protecting the environment,” said Dave Williams, vice president of infrastructure and government affairs at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.  “Protecting our precious natural resources goes hand-in-hand with sustaining a robust local economy and livability across the metro region.”

A winner will be named in each category during the E3 Awards ceremony to be held on Tuesday, October 4 at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.  Tickets and tables are available for purchase now at

Category: New Venture

Startup, small business, or new business venture that advances sustainability through business solutions

  • CHaRM – Live Thrive
  • PeachDish
  • Urjanet

Category: Moving the Needle


Companies or projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, increase fleet efficiency or achieve other transportation benefits for metro Atlanta

  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
  • Western Bikeway Extension – Gwinnett County Department of Transportation
  • MARTA Army

Category: Liquid Assets


Companies or projects that make a difference in our sustainable water future

  • Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
  • Ostara Nutrient Recovery Process – Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
  • Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District

Category: Community Strong


Non-profit or university program that promotes collaboration and community involvement in making metro Atlanta more sustainable

  • Proctor Creek North Avenue Study – Park Pride
  • Grants to Green – Southface
  • Trees Atlanta

Category: Clean Tech Innovation


Companies or projects that are creating sustainable solutions in any clean tech sector (renewable energy, recycling, materials)

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Cox Enterprises
  • Brownfield Program – GA Environmental Protection Division
  • Red Bag Solutions, Inc.

Category: Built Environment


Achievement in efficient building design, smart growth or urban planning

  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Master Plan
  • Drew Charter Elementary Academy Campus – Perkins+Will
  • The City of Atlanta Climate Action Plan

Category: Trident Award


Recognizing visionary leaders advancing sustainability in Atlanta

  • Bill Strang, TOTO USA, Inc.
  • Peggy Ratcliffe, Live Thrive
  • Rony Delgarde, Global Paint for Charity

About Atlanta E3 Awards


Each year, the Metro Atlanta Chamber hosts the Atlanta E3 Awards which recognizes companies, organizations and individuals working to conserve metro Atlanta’s natural resources.  Award recipients are featured for their successful development of clean technologies and sustainability solutions that enhance our economy and environment.  Initiatives promoting collaboration, marketing and conservation education are also acknowledged for excellence.

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