When the Empire State Building first started its massive green overhaul, word on the street was the the landmark building would not be seeking LEED certification, but it looks like Malkin Holdings, ESB’s management, changed its mind. Earlier this month, Malkin Holdings President Anthony Malkin told Crain’s that after realizing the renovation would qualify for LEED, he opted to pursue it. The building is on track to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month. The announcement comes as a surprise to many considering that Malkin came out against LEED certification just last August.
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