The Empire State Building is taking its big green journey to the exterior with a green roof system that will reduce water runoff, heating bills, and air pollution.
Now it’s even more exciting for Empire State Building visitors to learn how the American icon is going green.
Natural Resources Defense Council takes a look at how the Empire State Building is expected to reduce its energy use by nearly 40 percent, saving about $4.4 million each year.
The Empire State Building’s $550 million energy efficient renovation has earned LEED Gold for existing buildings, just in time for the NY icon’s 80th birthday.
The Empire State Building will be purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates equal to nearly 55 million kilowatt hours annually to offset its yearly energy usage.
A new interactive exhibit tells the story of the building’s green retrofit, now in progress, that should save $4.4 million a year in energy costs.