It has been a year since the bulk of a massive energy-efficiency retrofit project was finished at the Empire State Building and owners, planners and experts have had high hopes for a big payoff.
They have not been disappointed.
When the numbers rolled in for 2011, it turned out the building reduced energy usage by better than what everyone hoped: They were 55 percent of the way to their ultimate goal of a 38 percent reduction in energy use. That’s 5 percent closer than they had projected.
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