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The Recession and LEED® – part 2

The Empire State Building in New York City remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city.  Due the immortal movies like “An Affair to Remember” and “Sleepless in Seattle” romantic couples still meet at the building.  Once the tallest building in the world, the New York City skyline would not be the Big Apple without the spectacular tower.The Empire State Building is more than a tourist attraction.  It is prime commercial real estate.  In the depressed commercial real estate market, the decision to retrofit the structure caught many experts by surprise.  The decision to convert to sustainable design and operations makes a powerful statement about the value of LEED® certification in today’s marketplace.  Basically, if you are going to do it, you might as well do it right.

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