Our Mission

The EBies take a fresh approach to improving the sustainability of buildings across the country, celebrating the unsung heroes of the retrofit market.  The annual national juried competition recognizes improved environmental performance in existing buildings among building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents and other professionals who conceived and implemented the work. Focus areas include energy, water, operations, materials use, lighting, portfolio-wide improvements, and tenant engagement.


“This year, Urban Green Council’s EBie Awards ceremony recognized really smart professionals that led the way in conceiving and implementing strategies that made their buildings more sustainable and cost-effective.”

- Chris Erikson, IBEW, Local Union No. 3 on the 2015 EBie Awards