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PACE Awards

Congratulations to the 2013 PACE Award Winners

The 2013 PACE Awards ceremony was held Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Georgia-Pacific Auditorium.  In all, a dozen employers, property managers, individual leaders and schools received awards:        

Best Overall Program - Private Sector Employers

Given to employers demonstrating the best use of available resources to creatively influence employees or tenants to use commute options and reduce trips. 

Mid-Sized Employer

  • Winner: The Hartford
  • Finalist: Chick-Fil-A Peachtree Center Mall

Click here for complete details about the Best Overall Program, Mid-Sized Employer winner

Large Employer

  • Winner: Delta Air Lines
  • Finalist: Sprint

Click here for complete details about the Best Overall Program, Large Employer winner

Property Manager

  • Winner: Seven Oaks Management/Perimeter Center
  • Finalist: Jones Lang LaSalle/Georgia-Pacific Center

Click here for complete details about the Best Overall Program, Property Manager winner

Government Champions Initiative - Public Sector Employers

Given to public sector employers that have developed innovative approaches to reducing traffic and improving air quality while enhancing operations that foster increased employee use of alternatives to driving alone. 

Local Government Employer

  • Winner: Gwinnett County Government
  • Finalist: City of Decatur

Click here for complete details about the Local Government Champion winner

State Government Employer

  • Winner: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Finalist: State Board of Pardons and Parole

Click here for complete details about the State Government Champion winner

Georgia Department of Transportation Leadership Award

Presented to an individual who has shown exemplary commitment to less traffic and cleaner air. Specifically recognizes the role of community leaders, executives and other individuals who have used their influence to develop solutions.

Winner: Kerry Armstrong, Chairman, North Fulton Community Improvement District

Click here for complete details about the Georgia DOT Leadership Award winner

Other PACE Awards Recognition

2013 Platinum Partners
Recognizing employers and property managers that have achieved exemplary impact through commute options programs. To qualify, at least 20% of all employee trips to a worksite must involve alternatives to driving alone and companies must actively educate employees about commute options. For a property manager to qualify, a facility must offer at least five specific amenities that benefit tenant employees using alternatives.  A total of 184 organizations were recognized as 2013 Platinum Partners. Click here to view the 2013 Platinum Partner organizations.

Telework Catalyst
Presented to the employer with the most outstanding formal telework program.

Winner: State of Georgia

Click here for complete details about the Telework Catalyst award winner.

UPS Exemplary Diesel Idle Reduction Program Award
Given to an organization that has made a significant contribution to air quality and demonstrates improved fleet efficiency by reducing unnecessary diesel engine idling.

Winner: Gwinnett County Government

Click here for complete details about the UPS Exemplary Diesel Idle Reduction award winner.

Clean Air Schools
Awards recognize exemplary volunteers, outstanding school and outstanding school district achieving success through the Clean Air Schools program.

  • Clean Air Schools School of the Year (2012-13): Honey Creek Elementary, Rockdale County Public Schools (click here for more details)
  • School Champion: Jason Weinberger, teacher, Northview High School, Fulton County Schools (click here for more details)
  • Dr. Marlin M. Gottschalk Environmental Leadership Award: Angela Henderson, Kemp Elementary, Cobb County Schools (click here for more details)
  • Most Outstanding School District (2012-13): Rockdale County Public Schools (click here for more details)
 
 

Congratulations to the 2012 PACE Award Winners

The 2012 PACE Awards ceremony was held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Georgia-Pacific Auditorium.  In all, more than a dozen employers, property managers, individual leaders and schools received awards:                                                                         

Best Overall Program - Mid-Sized Employer

  • Winner: Agnes Scott College
  • Finalist: The Hartford

Best Overall Program - Large Employer

  • Winner: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Finalists: Delta Air Lines ; Sprint

Click here for complete details about the Best Overall Program winners

Best Overall Program - Property Manager

  • Winner: CBRE - 271 17th Street
  • Finalists: Dewberry Capital - Peachtree Pointe ; Hines - Atlanta Financial Center

Click here for complete details about the Best Overall Property Manager winner

Government Champions Initiative - Public Sector Employers

Local Government Employer

  • Winner: City of Milton
  • Finalist: City of Roswell

Federal Government Employer

  • Winner: 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base
  • Finalist: USDA Forest Service

Click here for complete details about the Government Champion winners

Most Innovative Program - Private and Public Sector Employers + Property Managers

  • Winner: Star Subs, dba Jimmy John's Buckhead
  • Winner: UHS-Pruitt Corporation
  • Finalists: Atlantic Station MOA, Center for the Visually Impaired, Cousins Properties, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lund International

Click here for complete details about the Most Innovative Program winners

Georgia Department Of Transportation Leadership Award

Winner: Jim Durrett, Executive Director, Buckhead Community Improvement District

Click here for complete details about the GDOT Leadership Award winner

Other PACE Awards Recognition

2012 Platinum Partners
Recognizing employers and property managers that have achieved exemplary impact through commute options programs. To qualify, at least 20% of all employee trips to a worksite must involve alternatives to driving alone and companies must actively educate employees about commute options. For a property manager to qualify, a facility must offer at least five specific amenities that benefit tenant employees using alternatives.  A total of 172 organizations were recognized as 2012 Platinum Partners.

Telework Catalyst
Presented to the employer with the most outstanding formal telework program.

  • Winner: Assurant Specialty Property
  • Finalist: ADP

Click here for complete details about the Telework Catalyst Award winner

UPS Exemplary Diesel Idle Reduction Program Award
Given to an organization that has made a significant contribution to air quality and demonstrates improved fleet efficiency by reducing unnecessary diesel engine idling.

  • Winner: Xpress, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority

Click here for complete details about the UPS Exemplary Diesel Idle Reduction Program Award winner

Clean Air Schools
Awards recognize exemplary volunteers, outstanding school and outstanding school district achieving success through the Clean Air Schools program.

  • Clean Air Schools School of the Year (2011-12): White Oak Elementary, Gwinnett Public Schools
  • School Champion: Jamee Douglas, 5th grade teacher, Big Shanty Elementary, Cobb County School District
  • Marlin M. Gottschalk Student Environmental Leadership Award: Zoe Spencer, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Most Outstanding School District (2011-12): Cobb County School District

Click here for complete details about the Clean Air School award winners

PACE Award Winners from Prior Years

For information on past PACE Award winners from prior years, read about them here.