As the program manager for the Empire State Building Retrofit, Jones Lang LaSalle served as the owner’s representative and led an integrated team that developed a ground-breaking analytical process for optimizing the cost-benefit aspects of an energy retrofit. Eight key initiatives were identified from more than 60 potential strategies including infrastructure projects, green design concepts and a tenant energy management program. Jones Lang LaSalle is now overseeing the implementation of this project.
The resulting $20 million plan is projected to reduce energy use by 38 percent representing an annual savings of $4.4 million. Additionally, carbon emissions will be reduced by 105,000 metric tons over the next 15 years. The retrofit ultimately will be funded through the energy and operational savings and will pay for itself in 3.1 years.