Green Power Partnership
|Empire State Building|
|Location||New York, NY|
|Organization Type||Real Estate|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||No|
|Awards/Recognition||Partner of the Year 2011|
|Environmental Web Page|
The Empire State Building (ESB), the world's most famous office building, has become New York City’s largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy. "Clean energy and our nearly 40% reduced consumption of watts and BTUs gives us a competitive advantage in attracting the best credit tenants at the best rents,' said Anthony E. Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings. "Our program of innovation at ESB shows simple, replicable, non-proprietary steps for other landlords to follow to be more energy efficient, cleaner and greener." The iconic landmark has signed a multi-year contract to purchase renewable energy to meet all of its electricity use.
ESB's green power purchase further reinforces the building’s nearly completed, groundbreaking $20 million energy efficiency retrofit work that was announced by President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2009.