Empire State Building green retrofit

NYC Empire State Building. Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYC_Empire_State_Building.jpg

Photo credit: Daniel Schwen The Empire State Building is undergoing a green retrofit to convert into an “eco-friendly” skyscraper. Many older tall city buildings have poor energy and sustainability ratings; it is hoped that this retrofit will provide a template for others to follow. The Clinton Climate Initiative is a partner in the project Summary of retrofits “Every… Continue reading Empire State Building green retrofit


New York

New York panorama. Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Assemblage.jpg

New York City, credit B.KERR New York City has set an ambitious plan to go green. It’s called PLANYC 2020. In December 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloombert challenged New Yorkers to generate ideas of achieving 10 key goals for the city’s sustainable future. New Yorkers in all five boroughs responded, with the result being the release of PLANYC… Continue reading New York