WORKING TOWARDS A GREEN EMPIRE

As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to re-skin a building.  Wait, not what you were expecting?  It seems that New York City’s famed Empire State Building is undergoing a quiet transformation.  We denizens of the ground would probably never notice, but everyday 100 windows are removed and replaced with energy efficient, refurbished glass units.  Constructed in 1931, when energy efficiency was neither at the forefront of technology or client concern, the Empire State Building contains over 6,500 non-insulated windows that are all that stands between a stiff winter wind and your favorite over-worked accountant.  Click through and read on for more information and images of the window elves at work. http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2010-10/empire-state-goes-green

POSTED BY: jskoch

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