February 15, 2017
At the invitation of Ei Founder Holly Elmore, Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) General Manager Scott Jenkins gave an empowering Sustainability: an economic driver presentation at the February 15 Lambda Alpha International (LAI) Atlanta Chapter luncheon meeting.
Continuing Atlanta’s sustainability leadership role, MBS is slated to open in mid-2017 as the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified professional stadium in the world. MBS will serve as the home of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and Atlanta United FC of the Major League Soccer.
In his opening slide, Scott states: MBS will be the Heart of Atlanta and home to the biggest championships in the United States. Scott provided a list of secured championships including, but not limited to, the 2019 Super Bowl and the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Additionally, the list of sustainability accomplishments is staggering.
Throughout his presentation, Scott emphasized the economics grounding the MBS sustainability commitment.
As Scott is a close Ei friend, a strong Ei entourage attended the LAI meeting to show their support: LAI member Wayne King (U.S. Composting Council | ERTHProducts), Boyd Leake (City of Atlanta, Office of Sustainability), Jim Harrell (Renaissance Technology) and Tim Trefzer (Georgia World Congress Center).
The IMPACT Blog article, Sustainability: an economic driver, gives an overview of Scott’s empowering presentation. Scott’s PPT presentation is available for download: 02-15-17 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Presentation (4402 KB)
At the LAI meeting Holly gave a short presentation on Cuba Building Restoration with photos from her recent Cuba Cruise. The Holly Elmore Images FB album, 2017 Cuba Cruise, is a detailed 100+ photo Cuba visit recount, complete with historical anecdotes within descriptions. Holly’s PPT presentation is available for download: 02-15-17 Cuba Building Restoration Presentation (2170 KB)