The EBie Awards Reach New Heights in Year 3!
Now in its third year, The EBie Awards™ are a national juried competition created by Urban Green Council to celebrate measurable performance improvements in Existing Buildings (therefore the EBies) and the people who make them happen. We expect 2014 to be our best effort yet, with the support of the US Green Building Council and USGBC Chapters across the country. Submissions are due March 20. Learn more at ebies.org.
Seduced by the View
From an environmental perspective, glass buildings are a major step backwards. Seduced by the View looks at the question: do tenants who live and work in all-glass buildings actually take advantage of the glass by keeping their blinds open?
Baby It's Cold Inside
Blackouts can plunge the entire city into darkness and knock out heating and cooling too. Is your building resilient? Baby It's Cold Inside examines how high-performing buildings can provide protection against severe weather during blackouts.
City Council Passes One More Building Resiliency Proposal for 2013
On December 19, 2013, the New York City Council ended its term with the passage of one more Task Force proposal, BRTF 7: Safeguard Toxic Materials Stored in Flood Zones. With 14 proposals passed by City Council in 2013, New York City has made great strides in making its buildings safer and more resilient. In total, 16 out of 33 Task Force proposals have been implemented in the last six months. Read our blog and see our Proposal Tracker for more details.