DEC Energy Seminar: Retrofitting the Empire State Building
Join Stephen Doig and Dana Schneider as we look at the Empire State Building as a case study in mitigating the emissions impact of the urban landscape.
The Empire State Building, completed in 1931, was the most ambitious building project of its time. Since then, this landmark has stood as an icon of New York City — and, more recently, of the potential for energy retrofits to drastically reduce the carbon emissions in a city where buildings generate an enormous percentage of the carbon output. The building's first retrofit project, in 2010, netted the building's occupants a 40% reduction in energy usage and more than $4 million in annual savings. More recent work on the building aims to further reduce the bulding's footprint. Join Irving Institute Research Director Stephen Doig and Dana Schneider, Senior Vice President, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Empire State Realty Trust, both of whom worked on these retrofit projects, as we look at the Empire State Building as a case study in mitigating the emissions impact of the urban landscape.
This is the third session in our fall term series "Building a Resilient, Sustainable Future: Perspectives on Buildings and Energy." Read more about the series and the scheduled sessions, find links to recordings of past events and register here.