The Empire State Building has over 6,500 windows – and with windows being one of the main causes of poor building energy performance, the historic landmark NYC building had a lot of room for improvement. In 2009, the Empire State Building began work on a retrofit project that would modernize the building to be more energy efficient and save nearly 40% on energy costs.
The Empire State Building green renovations are hoped to serve as a model for large scale, historic buildings and alleviate the myth that improving window energy efficiency can’t be cost effective. Although the results of the Empire State Building window retrofits have been impressive, there are small but key upgrades that could be made to save even more money on energy costs.
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