13 Sep '11, 9pm

Empire State Building's Green Transformation Earns LEED-Gold

Empire State Building's Green Transformation Earns LEED-Gold

The iconic Empire State Building , whose green retrofit and refurbishing have become almost as celebrated as the landmark, earned LEED -Gold certification today. The recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council and its green building verification arm, the Green Building Certification Institute, is the latest laurel for the 102-story skyscraper that was completed 80 years ago. The environmental upgrade of the building was the largest retrofit of its kind to date in the United States. It is expected to reduce energy use by more than $4.4 million annually, cut carbon emissions by 105,000 metric tons over a 15-year period and provide a payback in slightly more than three years. Anthony Malkin, whose Malkin Holdings supervises the Empire State Building Company , brought together Johnson Controls Inc. , Jones Lang LaSalle , the Rocky Mountain Institute , the Clinton Climate ...

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