empire-state-bldg-night.jpg The Empire State Building will get a green face lift.

A planned $20 million retrofit of the skyscraper will save $4.4 million a year in energy costs, reduce the building’s energy consumption by nearly 40 percent and cut its carbon output, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute. 

Planners believe it is a model for retrofitting an existing building.

(Read full report in Seattle P-I)


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