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Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Posted By Jessica Dailey On September 17, 2011 @ 1:50 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green renovation,New York City,News | No Comments

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After a $100 million green renovation [1] that took more than two years, the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold [2] certification, making it the tallest building in the United States to be LEED certified [3]. Everything from the windows to the bathroom fixtures to the heating and cooling system was upgraded, and eco-friendly practices [4] and a new recycling program were incorporated into the building’s operations. The results are expected to reduce the building’s energy [5] consumption by more than 38 percent and save $4.4 million in energy costs, proving that green buildings [6] don’t have to be new buildings.

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[1] $100 million green renovation: http://inhabitat.com/empire-state-building-to-receive-eco-renovation/

[2] awarded LEED Gold: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/empire-state-building-achieves-leed-gold-certification/

[3] LEED certified: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/empire-state-building-to-receive-leed-gold-certification/

[4] eco-friendly practices: http://www.esbnyc.com/sustainability_energy_efficiency.asp

[5] energy: http://inhabitat.com../nyc/energy/

[6] green buildings: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-building

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