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Empire State Building Models Benefits of Deep Energy Retrofits

Energy efficiency lessons from the 102nd floor

GreenBiz, August 26, 2014

Five years ago, the term “deep energy retrofits” was virtually unknown. No magazine was devoted to them, conferences did not focus on the issue, there was very little discussion on the subject and there were no service providers to provide them if you asked. There were also few built examples that one could see, just a glimmer of possibility.

Fast forward to 2014: Now there is a flourishing industry around deep energy retrofits, and energy service companies are in competition — each trying to outdo the other in demonstrating ability to go deeper and save more energy more cost effectively. Conferences are organized around them, magazines are devoted to them and the Internet is aflutter with the latest, greatest examples of every shape and scale.

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