31 Jul '12, 8pm

Lutron joins Empire State Building energy retrofit team, will install 340 sensors, fixtures + controls per floor

Lutron joins Empire State Building energy retrofit team, will install 340 sensors, fixtures + controls per floor

Credit: Daniel Schwen / Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license Enlarge Close Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, historic buildings offer one of the most promising fronts in the push toward greater energy efficiency. The 81-year-old Empire State Building (ESB)—a tower with serious historical bona fides—is one such project demonstrating the potential of sustainable design retrofits. In 2008, property owner Malkin Holdings teamed with the Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls, Jones Lang LaSalle, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to undertake a comprehensive retrofit plan to reduce the 102-story-tall building’s energy consumption by 38 percent. The improvements in efficiency will translate to a savings of $4.4 million per year in utility bills and of 105,000 metric tons of c...

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