Empire State- goes green

By purchasing nearly 55 million kWh of renewable energy annually, the Empire State building will reduce its CO2 emissions drastically, with a two year contract with Green Mountain Energy Company. This huge saving is the equivalent to every house in New York State turning off all their lights for a week. The renewable energy supply will be purchased in the form of wind renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Their president, Anthony E. Malkin, said: “It was a natural fit for us to combine 100% clean energy with our nearly completed, ground breaking energy efficiency retrofit work.

“Clean energy and our nearly 40%reduced consumption of watts and BTUs gives us a competitive advantage…

“Our program of innovation at the Empire State Building shows simple, replicable, non-proprietary steps for other landlords to follow to be more energy efficient, cleaner and greener.”

The building is currently undergoing multi-million dollar retrofit project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make significant energy savings.

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