04 Jun '12, 9am

A Year of Green Progress for the Empire State Building

A Year of Green Progress for the Empire State Building

New York City’s Empire State Building has been an icon of engineering achievement for generations. Now it has reinvented itself as the standard-bearer for a new generation of green technologies and strategies. Last week, the Empire State Building Company reported that its energy efficiency initiative is performing above its plan, saving $2.4 million in its first year. The progress is a testimony to the bottom line benefits of a well planned energy efficiency program, and a clear demonstration that the millions of older buildings in the U.S. need not be viewed as a liability, but as a vast, untapped reserve that could make a significant contribution to national energy goals. Green branding and the Empire State Building Despite its historic status, the Empire State Building faces the same challenge that many older commercial buildings face, and that is attracting and maintai...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/06/2-4-million-energy-sa...

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