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NRDC: Washington D.C.

In July 2011, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) relocated its Washington, D.C. office to a new space designed with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. The energy-efficient office has high performance measures which are projected to yield a 30 percent annual energy savings, compared to expected energy use if the office were built to the minimum energy code requirements. Read More

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Skanska USA

In an effort to reduce the company's energy costs and environmental footprint as well as create an improved work environment, in 2008 Skanska USA decided to relocate its flagship New York City offices to the Empire State Building, which shares their mission of energy efficiency and sustainability. Skanska set a goal to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the highest level LEED certification the USGBC awards for green commercial interiors, for its new U.S. headquarters in NYC. Read More

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Li & Fung USA (LFUSA)

Li & Fung USA (LFUSA), a global consumer goods company, has committed to design and construct a high performance tenant space in the Empire State Building to reduce energy demand, increase efficiency, and improve indoor environmental quality. Read More

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