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Urban Green Council’s EBie Awards Call for Entries Now Open

Jan. 15, 2015

The national competition awards improvements in existing buildings

Today the call for entries opened for the EBie Awards, a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council. It celebrates significant performance improvements in existing buildings and the people who made them happen. Entries must be submitted here by March 30, 2015.

The EBies (EE-bees, short for existing buildings) seek to recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings among building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents, and other professionals who conceived and implemented the work. The awards put a spotlight on the real people who have found replicable solutions that cut energy and water use, measurably reduce waste, make lighting more efficient, engage tenants in sustainability initiatives, and make sustainability improvements across a building portfolio. A complete list of EBie Award categories is here.

Past winners include Ken Fais, chief engineer for Vornado Realty Trust-owned 1740 Broadway in New York City, for increasing recycling by 62 percent; Jesse Dillard, energy manager for the Dallas Museum of Art, for reducing energy use by 40 percent; and Steve Allwine, building manager for Johnson Braund Offices in Seattle, for reducing water use by 90 percent.

For each winning entry, Urban Green Council will award an EBie to the individual most responsible for making the project happen, as well as recognize his or her key team members. For complete details and an inspiring video that explains how the program works and why it’s so important, visit EBie online.

Key Dates

  • January 14 - Call for entries opens
  • March 31 - Call for entries closes
  • May 6 - Finalists announces
  • June 22 - EBie Awards in New York City

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