Empire State of Jobs

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The Empire State Building recently received an ecofriendly makeover, which will reduce energy costs by $4.4 million a year—and created 252 jobs to boot. Here’s how it breaks down.*

Radiators

Installed barriers behind the building’s radiators to prevent heat from escaping.

Estimated annual cost savings: $190,000
Jobs created:
8

Cooling

Rebuilt the electric chiller plant to improve energy efficiency.

Estimated annual cost savings: $675,000
Jobs created: 12

Windows

Refurbished all 6,514 to improve insulation.

Estimated Annual cost savings: $410,000
Jobs created: 80

Sensors

Controlling lighting and air flow limits waste.

Estimated annual cost savings: $1.76 million
Jobs created: 70

Tracking

Tenants are given energy-use benchmarks.

Estimated annual cost savings: $396,000
Jobs created: 30

*Fifty-two jobs were created in manufacturing and project development and engineering. About $1 million will be saved on power generation and updated control systems.
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