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Posted: 09/14/11 07:52am  Reply with quote
Empire State Building Receives LEED Gold

Towering over the Manhattan skyline is the instantly recognizable Empire State Building, designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and completed in 1931. An icon of New York, the structure is now nearing the end of its extensive retrofit program and has just been awarded LEED Gold for Existing Buildings, making it the tallest building in the US to receive the certification.

The improvements also reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 105,000 metric tonnes over 15 years. In January 2011, Anthony Malkin of the Empire State Building Company agreed to buy carbon offsets totalling 55 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable energy, making the Empire State Building carbon-neutral.
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