The Jacoby Group (2008)
Award Presented at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
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The Jacoby Group will be the Lindbergh Foundation’s third recipient of its Corporate Award for Balance, which is presented annually to a corporation or organization whose concern for and dedication to the environment and improving our quality of life is demonstrated through their business practices. The Jacoby Group has come to understand that the nation’s environment and economy are linked. In the late 1990s, Jacoby took a special interest in urban sprawl and its impact on the quality of life. As a result, the company’s corporate focus changed to non-traditional development projects, emphasizing sustainability, “smart growth” and the concepts of new urbanism. Mr. Jacoby believes, and has proven, that “green is good.”
Atlantic Station was the largest brown-field redevelopment project in the United States when the project began in 1997. Today, it is 138 acres of environmental redevelopment and reclamation of the former Atlantic Steel Mill in Midtown Atlanta. With 11 acres of parkland, electric car charging stations and other creative transportation systems and incentives, combined with the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-Core and Shell certified high-rise office building in the world, Atlantic Station has become a national model for smart growth and new urbanism. “The Jacoby Group is interested in larger projects that can make a meaningful influence on a better quality of life for the community at large,” said Jacoby. “These are projects that the environment needs today.”
Jacoby Energy is a 100% renewable energy company that captures gas from landfills and processes municipal solid waste with Plasma gasification. The technology can turn 10,000 tons of garbage into clean energy for 25,000 homes every day. They are the first to deliver landfill gas to the Atlanta Gas Light pipeline, and strive to deliver comprehensive, yet profitable, alternative energy solutions on a commercial scale.
Jim Jacoby Bio (PDF)
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