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Feature Stories

In-depth articles - plus the latest news and updates on the retrofit process at the Empire State Building.

A Leading Example for Energy Efficiency (Rocky Mountain Institute)
The transformation of the Empire State Building will reduce energy use by nearly 40%. This project presents a leading example for commercial building owners.

A Landmark Sustainability Program for the Empire State Building (Jones Lang Lasalle)
This report details the process for assessing, quantifying, and documenting the costs and benefits of various energy and sustainability strategies for the Empire State Building.

Cities and Climate Change (Clinton Climate Initiative)
Addressing existing buildings' emissions is a cornerstone of the fight against climate change. In the US alone, existing buildings contribute 50-70 percent of urban greenhouse gas emissions.

Smart Energy Choices (Johnson Controls)
A project of this scale might seem far removed from your small office or home - but there are opportunities to save energy in any situation.

Empire State Building Observation Deck

Feature Stories

The Empire State Building Above New York
Cities Like New York are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change