Empire State Building in New York City is now being fully-powered by wind energy, which makes it a green new year for the 15,000 employees working inside.
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. signed a three-year contract with Green Mountain Energy, stating that the energy company will power its whole real estate portfolio throughout New York and Connecticut with renewable wind electricity.
This made the Empire State Building, the world’s largest user of green power in the real estate industry. The company owns the 102-story skyscraper alongside 13 other office buildings and all of these are powered by wind energy.
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The iconic building in Midtown Manhattan went through a groundbreaking energy and efficiency retrofit. This decision is part of the $550 million Empire State Rebuilding restoration program.
Over 10.1 million-square-foot portfolio is now fully-powered by renewable wind energy. This will prevent the production of about 450 million pounds of carbon dioxide. The utilization of wind energy has many benefits to the environment.
The Empire State Reality Trust, Inc. awarded Green Mountain Energy the electricity contract after a negotiation process that involved several electricity providers and is expected to amount to over $800,000 in savings to ESRT for the first year of the contract.