Empire State Building to Receive King Kong Size Upgrade

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Mar 5, 2010 • References: seriouswindows & greenerbuildings
As part of a series of sustainable skyscraper retrofits, Serious Materials is transforming the 6,500 dual-pane windows of the Empire State Building into super-insulating windows.

The Serious retrofit will reduce energy use by 38% and make the iconic skyscraper more energy efficient than 90% of office buildings. Carbon dioxide reduction equivalent to 17,500 cars annually and 105,000 metric tons will be realized over 15 years. Annual energy savings of $4.4 million will result in a retrofit payback time of 3 years--an environmental revitalization savings that would make King Kong proud. Stats for Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits Trending: Older & Mild
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