The Empire State Building unveiled an interactive, multi-media sustainability exhibit, showcasing its $20 million energy retrofit project that was announced in April 2009, with President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. By communicating the compelling story of the building's award-winning retrofit program under way, the installation aims to educate and inspire the millions of people who visit the building every year on the positive global impact of both energy-efficient building and sustainable living practices. 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.
This thought-provoking installation translates the technical retrofit story into an easy-to-understand, compelling experience that introduces the topic of energy efficiency in the context of the Empire State Building, New York City, and the planet. The vibrant exhibit combines physical artifacts with impressive technology and seamlessly integrates digital and sculptural elements to create interactive museum-quality displays that educate and entertain visitors on their way to the renowned Observatories.
The ESB sustainability exhibit is open seven days a week at the second floor visitor's center from 8 a.m to 2 a.m. Visit www.esbtour.com for more information.
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Empire State Building's award-winning $20 million energy retrofit project, by visiting its interactive, multi-media sustainability exhibit.