(SAVANNAH) – Tommy Linstroth of Savannah-based sustainable real estate firm Melaver, Inc. has been named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40. Linstroth is responsible for spearheading Melaver’s sustainable real estate developments and is the co-author of “Local Action: A New Paradigm in Climate Change Policy.” Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia.
Tommy Linstroth of Savannah sustainable real estate developer Melaver, Inc. named to Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40
(SAVANNAH) – Tommy Linstroth of Savannah-based sustainable real estate firm Melaver, Inc. has been named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40. The annual list identifies those individuals who will lead our state’s business, cultural, academic and governmental institutions in decades to come.
Linstroth is the Head of Sustainable Initiatives for Melaver, Inc. and is responsible for spearheading the company’s sustainable real estate developments. He is a regular speaker on sustainable development throughout the country.
He is the co-author of “Local Action: A New Paradigm in Climate Change Policy,” an upbeat and accessible guide for citizens, communities, and local governments interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Linstroth also works to reduce the environmental impacts of Melaver’s business operations, which has led to the inclusion of the EPA’s Climate Leaders’ Program and Green Power Partnership. Melaver, Inc. has been a leader in sustainable development, with projects including the first LEED McDonald’s restaurant in the world (located in Savannah), the nation’s first all-retail LEED shopping center (Abercorn Common), the first mid-rise LEED condominium in Atlanta, and one of the largest Green affordable housing developments in the nation (Sustainable Fellwood).
Linstroth was founder and chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, Savannah Chapter, (USGBC) and led efforts to institute a recycling program in Savannah. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the Georgia Conservation Voters, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating and lobbying for environmental issues at the state level, and the Live Oak Public Libraries. Linstroth also serves on the advisory board for the Creative Coast and the Mayors Healthy Savannah Initiative. He is an active participant and graduate of Leadership Savannah and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). Linstroth also serves on the Chatham Environmental Forum, working to implement county planning on issues related to energy, transportation and water quality.
Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia. The sustainable real estate developer currently has eight LEED certified projects in their portfolio and developed one of the first LEED certified buildings in the U.S. which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Melaver Inc. also developed the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the country, Abercorn Common, including the first LEED McDonald's worldwide.
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