Denis Blackburne and Tommy Linstroth of Melaver, Inc. will be speakers at Greenprints 2008: Sustainable Communities by Design, the 10th Annual Green Building Conference and Trade Show hosted by Southface Energy Institute and The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Division of Energy Resources. The conference will be held March 13 and 14 in Atlanta.
Blackburne, Chief Financial Officer of Melaver, Inc., will discuss “The Color of Money is Green … demystifying the costs and benefits of green building,” which is a practical approach to implementing green features into new and existing buildings.
Linstroth, the Head of Sustainable Initiatives for Melaver, Inc., will be doing a “Case Study on Oakland Park Condominiums,” a LEED-certified community of condo and loft homes in the neighborhood bordering historic Grant Park in Atlanta. Oakland Park recently became Atlanta’s first multifamily construction to be certified as a green b uilding by the U.S. Green Building Council.
As CFO of Melaver, Inc., Blackburne is responsible for the ongoing management of the company’s financial division and oversees overall financial strategic planning, as well as relations with the financial community, investors, and shareholders.

Blackburne has been a featured speaker at many conferences on the value of triple bottom line accounting and reporting practices and is LEED accredited. He is on the Board of Directors of Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta and currently serves as Treasurer of the Historic Savannah Foundation and is a board member of the CFO Controller’s Council in Savannah. He is also Treasurer of the Small Business Assistance Corporation, Savannah.

Linstroth is the founder and president of the Savannah Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and is on the Board of Trustees of the Live Oak Public Libraries and the Georgia Conservation Voters. 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.”

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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