ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced the winners of the 2016 Atlanta E3 Awards during a breakfast event at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta today. This is the fourth year that MAC has recognized companies, organizations, and individuals for outstanding achievement in advancing clean tech and best-in-class sustainability practices in the marketplace. The Atlanta E3 Awards promotes synergies between economic development and the environment, which is an attractive benefit for local residents, as well as those looking to relocate to the metro region.
Three previously announced finalists in seven categories, as well as many of the city's business and community leaders, were on hand for the announcement. The 21 finalists and seven awardees were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The entries were carefully vetted and judged by an independent selection committee.
"The E3 Awards are our opportunity to shine a spotlight on the companies, organizations and individuals who are working to enhance a clean and sustainable environment, which inevitably leads to business growth. MAC has an interest in promoting these individual efforts because they are directly impacting our region's quality of life, economic development, and livability," said Dave Williams, vice president of infrastructure and government affairs at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
2016 E3 Awards Winners
Category: New Venture
Startup, small business, or new business venture that advances sustainability through business solutions
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
Category: Liquid Assets
Companies or projects that make a difference in our sustainable water future
Category: Community Strong
Non-profit or university program that promotes collaboration and community involvement in making Metro Atlanta more sustainable
Category: Clean Tech Innovations
Companies or projects that are creating sustainable solutions in any clean tech sector (renewable energy, recycling, materials)
Category: Built Environment
Achievement in efficient building design, smart growth, or urban planning
Category: Trident Award
Recognizing visionary leaders advancing sustainability in Atlanta
Visit our website to hear directly from this year's winners about their journey.
About Atlanta E3 Awards
Each year, the Metro Atlanta Chamber hosts the Atlanta E3 Awards, which recognizes business achievement and innovation, 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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SOURCE The Metro Atlanta Chamber