New York City's Art Deco landmark is undergoing renovations that will reduce its energy use by 40%. As part of a combined effort between the Clinton Climate Inititative, Rocky Mountain Institute, Johnson Controls, and Jones Lang LaSalle, the Empire State Building will get retrofitted windows, radiator insulation, improved lighting designs, ventilation and air handling units, and individualized web-based power systems for tenants. The projected total cost is $500 million, but the savings on the energy bill are estimated at $4.4 million per year. The new "greener"Empire State Building is set to be finished by 2013.
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