Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Clinton Climate Initiative Hits the Empire
President Clinton joined Mayor Bloomberg to announce that the Empire State Building is joining the race against climate change. The building will undergo a retrofit to improve building efficiency, reduce its carbon footprint and save on utility costs. As of March 2009, the Clinton Climate Initiative and its partners have helped building owners evaluate hundreds of opportunities for building retrofit projects in dozens of cities worldwide. Buildings contribute up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions in some cities. Watch the video above and see the plans for the Empire State. It's got some cheesy music, but President Clinton makes an appearance!