In honor of Earth Day, nrg and Simon Properties hosted a metro wide EV caravan to highlight their partnership together. Simon now have multiple locations for EV charging across its properties including Town Center, Lenox Sqaure, Phipps Plaza and Mall of Georgia. Southeast Green spoke to Lauren McNaulty of Simon Properties about the program.
The City of Atlanta has opened a recycling center for hard to recycle materials. Entitled CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials), the facility is the first collaborative effort between a nonprofit and the city. The nonprofit partner is Live Thrive who will be operating the facility. The facility will operate 3 days a week. It will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It will also have a robust education portion where each month will be dedicated to one of the 12 councilperson's districts. Education will happen in each district during the prescribed month in schools, community meetings and businesses. The goal will also be for each council person to have a recycling event at CHaRM to really focus districts members on recycling those hard to handle materials. Visit livethrive.org to find a list of materials accepted.
Southeast Green interviewed Pam Fletcher who is in charge of all of GM EV work about the new Chevy Volt just after the big announcement of the 2016. The Volt design team focused on customer satisfaction for the re-engineered 2016. Pam tells us what's new which is just about everything. Read the Tweet Diary from NAIAS.
Southeast Green attended the Detroit Auto Show to see the release of the 2016 Chevy Volt. Chevrolet also brought in 50 Chevy Volt enthusiastic owners from all over the country. We caught up with Buzz Smith from Texas. Buzz eventually gave up his job so he could go sell Volts. Dubbed the EVangelist, Buzz represents the enthusiasm that represents the Volt owners in general.
The final day of the SEEA Conference brought Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols. EVs have been a hot topic in Georgia. Commissioner Tim Echols shared his thoughts on the future of EVs in Georgia.
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance held their third annual conference. The keynote speaker for day two was the General Manager Scott Jenkins for the new Atlanta Falcons Stadium. Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, has set an ambitious goal to make the new stadium a LEED platinum.
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance held their third annual conference. The keynote speaker for day one was Suzanne Shelton, CEO of the Shelton Group. Suzanne presented a dynamic speech on trends for consumers and energy efficiency.
The Georgia World Congress Center announced that it had obtained LEED Silver. They are the 14th largest building in the world to obtain this designation and the largest Convention Center to achieve Silver. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized certification and as Tim discusses this also puts Atlanta in an authority position for others in the industry. Read the press release here.
Southeast Green was invited to the premier night of Pump The Movie. This unenvironmental movie makes one of the most compelling environmental and energy security arguments for fueling America with American fuel solutions. The film is fuel agnostic but supports supports American solutions to our energy consumption. We met up with Yossie after the viewing to hear why he produced the movie.