Spotted at the EBies
At the Urban Green Council (NYC's USGBC chapter) existing building awards—known as the EBies—this week, we found DC's own Judith Webb of the USGBC, who traveled up to NY for the event. (She's snapped here with BuildingGreen president Nadav Malin.) Judith tells us the US houses 5.6 million existing buildings, almost every one a candidate for energy, water, and money savings. EBie nominees hailed from six states and account for 14M SF of improved properties that have saved 30 million gallons of water and as much energy as 1.7 million Americans use each year. Imagine the impact, she says, if 1,000 or 100,000 existing buildings put in modular green roofs, exchanged their exterior halide lights for LEDs, or installed low-flow toilets or solar.