29 Jun '12, 10pm

Thanks @urbangreenny for the great event last week recognizing existing building retrofits, the #EBie Awards:

Thanks @urbangreenny for the great event last week recognizing existing building retrofits, the #EBie Awards:

At a ceremony in New York City last night, the winners of the first annual EBie Awards were announced. The Urban Green Council conceived the EBies program to recognize the “unsung heroes” of green building—owners, operators, and consultants who curb energy and water use in buildings that are least five years old ("EB" stands for "existing buildings"). “My colleagues in the sustainability world have lamented for years that new green buildings, while very important, steel most of the headlines,” said Russell Unger, executive director of Urban Green, the New York chapter of the USGBC. “But an equally significant story is all the great work being done in existing buildings.” The awards event, modeled after the Oscars and the Tonys—complete with little black envelopes and a performance by Emily Padgett from the Broadway-bound production of Flashdance —was held at the Hard Rock ...

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