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Urban Green Council announces winners of annual EBie awards

Urban Green Council this week announced the winners of the fifth annual EBie awards, which celebrate significant energy performance improvements in existing buildings and the people who made them happen.

Photo by Brad.K/ Flickr
Photo by Brad.K/ Flickr

Each year the EBies™(EE-bees, short for Existing Buildings) are awarded as part of a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council at an Oscars-style awards show at the Hard Rock Cafe LIVE Theater in Times Square. This year’s awards ceremony took place on Monday night in front of an audience that included green buildings contractors, engineers, architects, and other members of the green building industry.

“This year’s EBies winners demonstrate the best work across the country in improving existing buildings to achieve a more sustainable, greener future,” Russell Unger, Urban Green Council’s Executive Director, said. “From Boys and Girls Clubs to schools to hotels and large developments, everyone has a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  These award winners are leading the way there.”

The EBies 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 leaders who have found replicable solutions that cut energy and water use, measurably reduce waste, make lighting more efficient, engage tenants in green initiatives, and make sustainability improvements across a building portfolio. A complete list of EBie Award categories is here.

Among this year’s award winners was  Josh Weisstuch, Project Manager, L+M Development Partners, Arverne, NY, who was recognized with the All-Rounder: Performance Excellence in Multiple Categories.

Other winners were: It Commercial Tenant Performance Improvements: Byron Cotton, Senior Vice President, CORE Services, Viacom International, Inc., New York,.

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