The Empire State Building in New York has received a green overall that has cut 20% of the building’s energy consumption and will save the owners a ton of cash.
The renovations are part of a $500 million rehab plan for the building. The building’s owners, Malkin Holdings LLC, filed for an initial public offering back in February which valued the building at $2.5 billion.
The changes to the Empire State include:
–Filling the existing windows with an energy saving gas and adding an additional plastic pane.
–Upgrading the building’s cooling system.
–Using computerized “smart” energy management technology that can adjust temperatures floor by floor.
–Provide tenants with detailed energy use in their space.
–Automatically shut off lights in unused areas.