2002 Multibuilding Pilot
Southface serves as convener and champion of the transformation of a brownfield, which was formerly the site of the historic Atlantic Steel Mill. With Southface's understanding of LEED criteria and expertise in implementation, it coordinated the campus effort amongst many partners. The result of the LEED Multibuilding-Campus pilot is Atlantic Station, a 138-acre mixed used community.
Jim Jacoby CEO, Jacoby Development
"My favorite memorable moment that I have with Southface is that we created the Argon Award after our Marineland charette (first one in 1999) and I gave it to Ray Anderson."
Rick Fedirizzi Chairman and CEO, International Well Building Institute
"As USGBC's founding chair, Southface was a great model for us and was one of our earliest affiliates as we partnered to take our shared vision of green buildings for everyone in this generation across the globe. One of our earliest collaborations was in 2002. Jim Jacoby had called me and asked if I thought he could build a LEED project on a brownfield development — the site of the old Atlantic Steel property on Atlanta's near West Side. I figured if anyone could do it it would be Jim, and knowing that he had the support of the amazing Dennis Creech and his team at Southface, I knew it wouldn't fail. Talk about an understatement! Atlantic Station became the first multi-building LEED campus and has gone on to become one of the showcase live-work-play environments in the US. It was great to be able to showcase that when we brought Greenbuild to Atlanta in 2005, and there will be a LOT more to celebrate when Greenbuild returns to Atlanta in 2019."
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