Empire State Building's Pre-Builts Attain LEED Gold Certification
The pre-builts on the 53rd and 75th floors at the Empire State Building have obtained certifications of LEED ID+C (Interior Design and Construction) Gold, the newest version of what was previously known as LEED CI (LEED for Commercial Interiors) for interior fit-out performance. I
Among the features of the Empire State Building pre-builts that led to the LEED Gold rating are:
- high-end sustainable finishes
- sub-metered electric
- Energy Star designer appliances (Subzero, Miele and Bosch)
- tenant-controlled HVAC
- natural light throughout from glass-walled offices and conference rooms to perimeter offices and workspaces , and
- Lutron Electronics' occupancy/vacancy sensors that turn lights off when spaces are unoccupied and dimming controls that adjust light levels based on available daylight.
Tenants who have leased the LEED ID+C Gold pre-builts at the Empire State Building include: Turkish Airlines, law firm Napoli Bern Ripka, X5 Music Label, the Peter Lampack Publishing Agency, Helios Matheson Information Technology, and the Alberleen Group, a financial services firm.