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.
For more information visit http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/real-estate/new-yorks-tallest-building-is-now-one-of-its-greenest/19798859/.
Refer to our October 15th post at http://cleantechny.blogspot.com/2010/10/empire-state-building-installs-state-of.html.