Empire State Building Selects Otis for Major Modernization Project
NEW YORK and FARMINGTON, Conn. (June 16, 2011) – Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and Empire State Building Company, LLC, owner of the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building, today announced the awarding of a major contract to Otis to fully refurbish and modernize the building's 68 elevators. As part of this contract, Otis was also awarded a ten year maintenance contract. The elevator upgrade is the final component of the $550 million dollar Empire State ReBuilding renovation and modernization program. Completion of the elevator upgrade and ongoing maintenance by Otis will deliver improved speed, energy efficiency, and passenger experience.
Innovative sustainability exhibit unveiled at Empire State Building Visitor's Center
The installation and the accompanying portion of the hand-held multi-media tour educates the millions of people who visit the building every year on the positive global impact of both energy efficient building and sustainable living practices.
ESB Team Presents at Urban Land Expo 2009
Representatives of the partners on the ESB sustainability project presented Green Retrofit: What is Making this the Wave of the Future?"
Discussion leaders included:
- Caroline Fluhrer, Consultant, Rocky Mountain Institute
- Robert C. Lieber, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York
- Anthony E. Malkin, President, Malkin Holdings
- Ray Quartararo, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
- Paul H. Rode, Project Executive, Solutions, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin and various project stakeholders presented these statements at the April 6, 2009 press release event in New York, New York.
Reports and Resources
White paper: "A Landmark Sustainability Program for the Empire State Building" [PDF]
Dive into the details about the Empire State Building retrofit project.
Presentation: "Empire State Building Case Study" [PDF]
Browse a PowerPoint presentation to learn how the ESB retrofit will reduce energy use, increase cost savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A Leading Example for Energy Efficiency (Rocky Mountain Institute)
The transformation of the Empire State Building will reduce energy use by nearly 40%. This project presents a leading example for commercial building owners.
A Landmark Sustainability Program for the Empire State Building (Jones Lang Lasalle)
This report details the process for assessing, quantifying, and documenting the costs and benefits of various energy and sustainability strategies for the Empire State Building.
Cities and Climate Change (Clinton Climate Initiative)
Addressing existing buildings' emissions is a cornerstone of the fight against climate change. In the US alone, existing buildings contribute 50-70 percent of urban greenhouse gas emissions.
Smart Energy Choices (Johnson Controls)
A project of this scale might seem far removed from your small office or home - but there are opportunities to save energy in any situation.
September 14, 2010 — Javits Retrofit Strategies Discussion
July 27, 2010 — Congressional Hearing on Clean Energy
June 8, 2010 — ULI - Energy Finance for Real Estate: New Tools, New Capital, New Markets