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Empire State Building going green

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CNN: Empire State Building going green

The conservation measures at the Empire State building include:
  • Filling the existing windows with an energy saving gas and adding an additional plastic pane.
  • Upgrading the building's cooling system.
  • Using computerized "smart" energy management technology that can adjust temperatures floor by floor.
  • Provide tenants with detailed energy use in their space.
  • Shut off lights in unused areas.
Much of the interior lighting is also being replaced with more efficient fluorescent bulbs. The famous spire lights, which change color throughout the year in accordance with different holidays and events, are not getting an upgrade. But engineers on the project said the spire may get ultra-efficient LED lighting when the price for that technology drops enough, perhaps by 2013.
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