Reitz Union recognized with sustainability award

June 30, 2016
Paul Bernard
photographer: Bernard Brzezinski

The Urban Green Council in New York City recently honored the University of Florida’s J. Wayne Reitz Union with its EBie Award in the “Power to the People: Exceptional Energy Savings” category. 

The award recognizes the efforts and achievements of UF and Trane in the Energy Service Company, or ESCO, Performance Contract Project completed at the Reitz Union in December 2014. The ESCO project was an energy savings performance contract designed to modernize and upgrade the building infrastructure, add capacity to existing building mechanical systems and achieve positive energy conservation results. 

Each year, the EBie (named for the best work on Existing Buildings) Awards showcase the impactful and innovative work that’s being done across the country to create more sustainable buildings.

The award ceremony was held at the Hard Rock Theater in N.Y. on June 20. Representing the UF project team were Sheila Noel, maintenance specialist at the Reitz Union; Eddie Daniels, Reitz Union Executive Director; and Steve Corson, LEED AP, Trane Commercial Systems.

The Urban Green Council is New York City’s affiliate of the US Green Building Council.

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