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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Empire State Building sets an example for high profile energy retrofits

Anthony Malkin, the owner of New York City's iconic empire state building, has recently invested $20 million to retrofit the building for energy efficiency. The retrofits, which were originally discussed in a post on October 15th, have reduced the building's energy consumption by 38%, and are expected to pay for themselves over the next five years. In addition the retrofits are projected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 100,000 tons over a 15 year period.

In addition to environmental benefits the retrofits have attracted high-profile tenants willing to pay more for space in New York's tallest, energy efficient building.

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Refer to our October 15th post at