EBie Awards - Urban Green Council





Congratulations 2014 Winners!

The EBie Awards™ (EE-bees; short for Existing Buildings), are a national juried competition that take a fresh approach to improving the sustainability of existing buildings. We expect 2014 to be our best effort yet, with the support of the US Green Building Council and USGBC Chapters across the country.

Now in its third year, the EBie Awards recognize individuals who have made great strides in improving environmental building performance but whose accomplishments go unheralded. Their work is often done on a limited budget, requiring great tenacity and quiet conviction.

The EBies work on a number of levels:

  • They put a spotlight on real people who have implemented replicable solutions to measurably reduce waste, cut energy and water use, make lighting more efficient, and engage tenants in sustainability initiatives;
  • They highlight great work in all kinds of buildings, from luxury residential towers to suburban office spaces to low-income housing;
  • They serve as case studies that can guide and inspire building staff in the U.S. and beyond, increasing each winning project’s impact.


 "We all know that improving existing buildings has a huge environmental impact. That's why USGBC is proud to be a part of the EBies, which celebrate individuals making important sustainability gains in buildings big and small across the United States."  

Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council

Key Dates

Call for Entries Open
January 8, 2014

Submission Deadline
March 31, 2014

Finalists Announced
April 16, 2014

EBie Awards in NYC
June 9, 2014


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New York, NY 10005