Showcasing ESB’s Groundbreaking Sustainability Initiatives
This exhibit is located on the 2nd floor before you reach the elevators.
Being a world icon means setting a world-class example. That’s why, in 2009, the Empire State Building began an award-winning sustainability retrofit. Upon completion of the program, ESB will reduce total energy usage by more than 38 percent, energy costs by $4.4 million annually, and carbon emissions by 105,000 metric tons over the next 15 years!
To educate visitors about the retrofit, we installed a Sustainability Exhibit in the 2nd floor queue. The exhibit showcases the state-of-the-art technology and processes that went into the overhaul. It tells the story of the remarkable renovation process in a fun, comprehensible way, using a combination of digital displays, sculptures, and actual building materials, sure to inspire visitors of all ages.