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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. Finalists will be announced April 16. Learn more at ebies.org.


R3build Winners Announced! 

Through R3build, Urban Green’s Emerging Professionals invited students and young designers from around the world to provide template ideas for Breezy Point. Winning designs offer resilient, sustainable, and affordable plans. See coverage in the NY Daily News.

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.