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How The NYC Empire State Building Became Energy Efficient

The Empire State Building… Making the NYC Skyline Magnificient for 85 Years!

May 18th, 2016 Posted by Architecture, Environmental News, Green Construction No Comment yet

On May 1, 1931 President Hoover officially presented the Empire State Building to the world with the push of a button from Washington D.C. This action capped an incredible use of manpower, technology, and determination over the course of just 410 days in which this Art Deco architectural & engineering masterpiece earned its place as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Eighty five years later, the Empire State Building still thrills and enthralls people from all over the globe. However, one of its most magnificent accomplishments was its 2010 renovation to make the structure greener. It worked, as the Empire State Building now saves 38% of its energy while reducing operating costs by approximately $4.4 million annually, all the while leading to the creation of 250 steady jobs. In fact, it has become the tallest LEED-certified building in the United States!

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.

CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans.

To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.

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