An Efficient Empire State Building

Former President Bill Clinton and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg are calling it a model for other buildings to follow, as the Empire State Building rolls out a plan to make  the city’s tallest and most iconic building more energy efficient.

The plan includes $500m in refitting and renovation to curb the amount of energy the building consumes by 1/3rd.  Each of the buildings 6,500 windows will receive a thin layer of film, while overall ventilation and insulation will be boosted as well. When all is said and done they estimate annual savings of $4.4 m.  Plus if the results are consistent with their goals, the Empire State Building hopes to attract bigger companies as tennants.