Finalist for NYC EBie Awards include LED tube retrofit

Posted on Tuesday 30th April 2013
For this celebrated New York EBie ( event, the finalist's projects were chosen for their impressive environmental performance and innovative solutions that can inspire all of us in the sustainable building community. EBie winners and their award categories will be announced LIVE at the Hard Rock Cafe Theatre in New York City on June 19; tickets are now available for the Oscars-style awards show.

The EBies are held by the Urban Green Council (, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council ( Their mission is to lead in advancing the sustainability of urban buildings through education, advocacy and research.

Recognizing that urban life leaves a smaller footprint than the suburban alternative, they envision cities that coexist in harmony with their natural environment and contribute to the health and well being of all.

The non-profit organization was established in 2001. Urban Green is funded by contributions from foundations, over 900 members, and over 40 corporate sponsors. Their in-house experts and a dedicated network of volunteers are helping to transform the built environment in New York City with models that can be replicated in urban centers nationwide.

Congratulations to the 2013 FINALISTS

JOHN BARNES Senior Vice President, SL Green Realty Corp. 360 Hamilton Ave. White Plains, NY

JAY BLACK Director of Sustainability, SL Green Realty Corp. 919 Third Ave. New York, NY

ASHISH DUA Co-Managing Member, Acumen Capital Partners LLC Standard Motor Products Building - Brooklyn Grange Queens, NY

KEN FAIS Chief Engineer, Vornado Realty Trust 1740 Broadway New York, NY

JOHN LALLEY Senior Account Manager, Independence LED Davis & Warshow Distribution Center Maspeth, NY

ELIZABETH MAJKOWSKI Senior Vice President, SL Green Realty Corp. SL Green Real Time Energy Management New York, NY

RYAN MERKIN Senior Vice President, Director of Multifamily Energy Services, Steven Winter Associates Seaside Plaza Apartments Staten Island, NY

GREGORY SHERMAN VP, Existing Buildings Division, Bright Power, Inc. Pinewood Hall Roselle, NJ

DENNIS SKELLY Senior Property Manager, Liberty Property Trust Reflections II Virginia Beach, VA

On August 10th 2012, GREENandSAVE covered the LED tube retrofit story on Davis and Warshow. Davis and Warshow Article

Learn more about the project and the finalist: John Lalley and Davis and Warshow. The LED tube retrofit is one of the largest in the US for LED tube lights. The LED retrofit, by a US LED manufacturer, also earned the coveted Con Edison LED rebates that helped increase the ROI on the LED tubes that replaced the less efficient 8’ and 4’ fluorescent tubes.

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