18 Jul '11, 7pm

NYC's Empire State Building Is An Energy Star

The iconic Empire State Building in New York City amazed people in 2009 when it set out to retrofit its 6,514 windows taking them from antique to modern day performance standards. If this 1,454 foot building can do it, any building can. For doing so, and for implementing other key green building features, the EPA awarded the building with ENERGY STAR certification for the second consecutive year - equivalent to achieving LEED-Gold status under US Green Building Council certification standards. In April 2009, President Bill Clinton and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a groundbreaking $20 million sustainability retrofit for the Empire State Building. The total renovation program is costing $550 million. The retrofit will reduce energy use by more than 38% and save the building over $4.4 million a year. Besides replacing all the building's windows, building management h...

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