Green Acres: Bromley Caldari Wins an EBie Award

2013 EBIE AWARDS

We want to congratulate Bromley Caldari for being part of the team that just won an EBie Award from the Urban Green Council. These juried awards, known as the “Oscars of Sustainable Existing Buildings,” celebrate sustainability improvements in existing buildings (hence the EBies) and the individuals who made them happen. They recognize the “unsung heroes” who have made great strides in improving environmental performance, since research shows that changes to existing buildings will have the greatest environmental impact, despite new buildings often getting the spotlight.

Brookly Grange Urban Rooftop Farm, Bromley Caldari Architects

Brooklyn Grange urban farm on the roof of the Standard Motor Products Building in Queens, New York, designed by Bromley Caldari Architects.

Bromley Caldari’s amazing project, the creation of Brooklyn Grange, a 43,000-square-foot urban farm on the roof of the Standard Motor Products Building in Queens, NY, won the Verdant Brainiac Award, which recognizes the most innovative green renovation project, particularly one that overcame significant barriers (cost, institutional, technological) in a manner that is scalable. Congratulations to Jerry Caldari and the project team.