One of the world’s famous building, the Empire State Building is undergoing a more than $550 million upgrade program to reduce energy use by nearly 40 percent. The $500 million upgrade program is a comprehensive approach that integrates many steps to use energy more productively. Internal calculations show that the Empire State Building will be able to qualify for GOLD certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings, and ownership intends to pursue such certification.
The program will cut its overall carbon output through eight key initiatives,
1. Window Light Retrofit
2. Radiator Insulation Retrofit
3. Tenant Lighting, Daylighting and Plug Upgrades
4. Air Handler Replacements
5. Chiller Plant Retrofit
6. Whole-Building Control System Upgrade
7. Ventilation Control Upgrade
8. Tenant Energy Management Systems
Work has already commenced is slated to be fully completed by year 2013.
Empire State Building
8 Briarpark Drive
Greer, SC 29651
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