Retrofit Model for Commercial Buildings


New York City’s Empire State Building will shine brighter than ever as it becomes an energy retrofit model for other commercial buildings.


The energy efficiency retrofit project began in 2009 as part of the Clinton Global Initiative, and has reduced utility costs for tenants and building owners by millions of dollars.


“The project team that has designed and conducted the retrofit over the Empire State Building’s 2.85 million square feet is rolling the same model out in nearly 100 major commercial buildings across the U.S., targeting 75% of energy use in urban settings that comes from commercial buildings.”


The building retrofit model focuses on eight improvement areas, with upgrades for windows, LED lighting, and management system controls. It is now being applied to large commercial buildings across the U.S.


And since buildings consume 40% of all energy in the country, this new retrofit model could prove to be a turning point to a clean energy economy.


Source: Clean Technica

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Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.