The Empire State Building Is Going Green and Retrofitting

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One of the most famous NYC landmarks is set to become one of the greenest as well. The Empire State Building owners have decided it’s time to become more energy efficient, and are willing to fork over $20 million to do it properly (the crazy part is they expect their energy savings to pay back those costs in 3 years!). Empire State Building Going Green

One of the most famous NYC landmarks is set to become one of the greenest as well. The Empire State Building owners have decided it’s time to become more energy efficient, and are willing to fork over $20 million to do it properly (the crazy part is they expect their energy savings to pay back those costs in 3 years!). The project will see film layers placed between double-paned windows to improve insulation, along with better protection for radiators, and the chillers in the cooling plant in the basement will be completely rebuilt. The electrical and ventilation systems will also be upgraded, and more electronic devices will be installed to monitor the building’s energy usage. Now the Empire State Building will be a shining environmental example in the NYC skyline.