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EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green

Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, has announced finalists from around the country for the EBie Awards.
May 19, 2015

Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, has announced finalists from around the country for the EBie Awards. The winners of the nationwide competition will be announced in New York on June 22.

The EBies (EE-bees, short for Existing Buildings) recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings among building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers and other professionals who conceived and implemented the work. The awards put a spotlight on the leaders who have found replicable solutions that cut energy and water use, measurably reduce waste, make lighting more efficient, engage tenants in green initiatives, and make sustainability improvements across a building portfolio.

The 2015 EBie Finalists are:

The All-Rounder: Performance Excellence in Multiple Categories

  • Molly Westbrook, CommonWealth Partners, Millcreek UT
  • Stephen Monez, Mount Sinai Health System, Corporate Engineering, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kenner Kingston, Architectural Nexus, Salt Lake City, UT

The Smooth Operator: Operations and Maintenance Excellence

  • Saverio Grosso, Eneractive Solutions, New York, NY
  • Eric Lessne, Southern CT State University, New Haven, CT
  • Eric Gregory, Goizueta School of Business, Atlanta, GA
  • Tim Trefzer, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Atlanta, GA

Power to the People: Exceptional Energy Savings

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  • Lucinda Carl, Melink Corporation, Milford, OH
  • Andreas Benzing, a.m. Benzing Architects PLLC, Mamaroneck, NY
  • Eric Gregory, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Mark Howe, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Take Me to the River: Winning Water Savings

  • Kenneth Goldman, Goldman Group, Fords, NJ
  • Richard Piacentini, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA

It Takes A Village: Commercial Tenant Performance Improvements

  • Molly Westbrook, CommonWealth Partners, Millcreek, UT
  • Sammie Baker, Parkway Properties, Austin, TX

Verdant Brainiac: Green Renovation Innovation

  • Ali Gaylord, BRIDGE Housing Corporation, Richmond, CA
  • Josh Eisenberg, Urban American, New York, NY

For each winning entry, Urban Green Council awards an EBie to the individual most responsible for implementing the project, as well as recognize his or her key team members. Complete details are at www.ebies.org.

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