Get Your Tickets to the EBie Awards!
Join us at the Hard Rock Cafe Theatre in New York City on June 19 where EBie winners and their award categories will be announced LIVE; tickets are available for the Oscars-style awards show here. Congratulations to our 2013 EBie Finalists! Their projects were chosen for their impressive environmental performance and innovative solutions that can inspire all of us in the sustainable building community.
Click here to see last year's winners and photos from the event.
90 by 50 Released
The greatest obstacle to a responsible approach to climate change mitigation is a sense that the problem is insoluble. Our latest research report, 90 by 50, demonstrates that the emission reductions required are in fact possible using technologies that are known and in almost all cases currently available, and that the cost is manageable from a citywide perspective. Download the full report, read’s Slate’s take, and see the presentation.
Building Resiliency Task Force Recommendations Released!
Our Building Resiliency Task Force Report provides 33 actionable proposals for making New York buildings and residents safer and better prepared for the next extreme weather event.
Convened at the request of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn following Superstorm Sandy, the 200-plus Task Force members led by Urban Green were charged with making recommendations to improve building resiliency and maximize preparedness for future weather emergencies. Read more here.
First-Ever Green Building Roadmap for NYC's Next Mayor
On May 29, 2013, Urban Green Council released the Green Building Roadmap For NYC's Next Mayor in conjunction with an unprecedented coalition from across the real estate industry: SEIU 32BJ, REBNY, BOMA/NY, NY Building Congress, AIA NY, and ASHRAE-NY.
The group, representing diverse interests and members, provides a cohesive, authoritative sustainability message and gives the new mayor an implementable plan. Read more and see the text in full here, or download the Roadmap.