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Urban Green Opens Call for EBie Awards

Submission entries are now open for the EBie Awards, which recognize those who make existing buildings more sustainable.

Urban Green Council's "EBies" reward people who work behind the scenes to make existing buildings perform at the top of their game.

Urban Green Council
Organized by Urban Green Council, this year’s EBie Awards celebration will be held June 9, 2014 at the Hard Rock Café Theater in New York City. It’s a night that Urban Green likens to the Oscars, with a twist: guests pause for a photo shoot on a green carpet, and the gushing acceptance speeches come from building operators, facility managers, engineers, and other building professionals.

The submission period is now open for the third round of these annual awards, which recognize individuals for making great strides in greening up existing buildings.

Recipients are honored for their often-thankless work of improving the energy and water use of existing buildings. The categories range from the Smooth Operator (for excellence in operations and maintenance) to the Verdant Brainiac (for green renovation innovation). Last year’s winners included John Barnes of SL Green Realty Corp for upgrading the HVAC system at 360 Hamilton Avenue in White Plains, New York, and John Lalley for a lighting retrofit at the Davis & Warshow Distribution Center in New York City. Although Urban Green is the New York City chapter for the U.S. Green Building Council, entrants are welcome from anywhere in the U.S.

Entry forms must be submitted online, and scoring is based on savings reflected by source energy use intensity scores registered through EPA’s Portfolio Manager. Submissions are due March 20, 2014.

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Published March 10, 2014

Pearson, C. (2014, March 10). Urban Green Opens Call for EBie Awards. Retrieved from

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