Clinton Climate Initiative
The William J. Clinton Foundation launched the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) to create and advance solutions to the core issues driving climate change. Working with governments and businesses around the world to tailor local solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable, CCI focuses on three strategic program areas: increasing energy efficiency in cities, catalyzing the large-scale supply of clean energy, and working to measure and value the carbon absorbed by forests. In each of these programs, CCI uses a holistic approach to address the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and the people, policies, and practices that impact them.
CCI serves as the action arm of the C40, an association of large cities around the world that have pledged to accelerate their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and of which New York is a member.
For more information, please visit www.clintonfoundation.org.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson Controls is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel.
By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our employees create a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate.
The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. Jones Lang LaSalle is a committed leader in providing energy and sustainability solutions to the commercial real estate industry. Through a comprehensive range of services that align with business objectives and drive real cost savings, the firm helped companies save more than $95 million in energy costs in 2008. For more information, please visit www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com/empirestatebuilding/.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New York businesses and residents increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
To learn more about NYSERDA programs and funding opportunities visit www.nyserda.org.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1982 by resource analysts L. Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins.
What began as a small group of colleagues focusing on energy policy has since grown into a broad-based institution with approximately eighty full-time staff, an annual budget of nearly $12 million (over half of it earned through programmatic enterprise), and a global reach. RMI drives the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. For more information on Rocky Mountain Institute, please visit www.rmi.org.
To learn more about RMI's RetroFit initiative, please visit retrofitdepot.org.
Empire State Building Company, LLC
The "World's Most Famous Office Building," the Empire State Building has undergone a more than $550 million Empire State ReBuilding program as the flagship of the W&H Properties portfolio of Pre-War Trophy office buildings.
Since the Empire State ReBuilding program began in 2007, new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities have attracted new, first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting platform makes it the most important broadcast facility in the most important market in the world. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com.
Creating a new model for how significant energy saving retrofits could be completed in a large commercial building required dedicated partnerships across many areas of expertise including environmental consulting, engineering, project management, and commercial real estate.