Gallery: Empire State Building to Receive Eco Renovation


The Empire State Building, once the world’s tallest building and the skyscraper famously scaled by King Kong, is now set for a $100 million ‘green renovation.’ The great symbol of New York and America, which sits in the heart of midtown Manhattan (one of the most efficient cities in the nation with per capita emissions one third the US average), just underwent an eight month modeling and analysis program and will receive a massive overhaul. The Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle and the Rocky Mountain Institute partnered to come up with a plan to reduce the building’s energy consumption by 38 percent, or $4.4 million, annually!

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  1. fart October 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    may i use this picture for a project at my school

  2. mario bravo November 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Congratulations to The Empire State Building Company for making this investment.

    We recently completed a less invasive energy retrofit of a 17 floor office tower in Dallas, installing Zigbee technology wireless thermostats that communicate with cloud-based energy management software.

    Our retrofit has achieved a 20 percent energy cost savings and is giving a one year payback on investment while reducing CO2 emissions by 1.2 million pounds per year for the life of the system. Because we are only changing out thermostats, there is minimal disturbance to the occupants. This Dallas office tower took less than a week to retrofit.

    You can download the case study here:

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