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.*
Installed barriers behind the building’s radiators to prevent heat from escaping.
Estimated annual cost savings: $190,000
Jobs created: 8
Rebuilt the electric chiller plant to improve energy efficiency.
Estimated annual cost savings: $675,000
Jobs created: 12
Refurbished all 6,514 to improve insulation.
Estimated Annual cost savings: $410,000
Jobs created: 80
Controlling lighting and air flow limits waste.
Estimated annual cost savings: $1.76 million
Jobs created: 70
Tenants are given energy-use benchmarks.
Estimated annual cost savings: $396,000
Jobs created: 30