The sustainability retrofit proves that these retrofit projects can dramatically increase building energy efficiency and reduce overall carbon output with sensible payback periods and enhanced profitability.
What were the top three goals of the program?
Adopted as core elements of the more than $500 million upgrade program at the Empire State Building, the sustainability retrofit program is the first comprehensive approach that integrates many steps to save energy, and use energy more efficiently.
More than 60 energy efficiency measures were analyzed to accomplish these results. Serious Energy's upgrade of the Empire State Building windows was one of eight individual energy-saving measures that worked together for maximum whole-building performance. The other measures included radiative barrier; tenant demand control ventilation; tenant daylighting, lighting, and plugs; balance of direct digital controls (DDC); chiller plant retrofit; VAV air handling units; and tenant energy management.