“A new icon…of sustainability.”
“A shining example of what can be done in big cities around the world.”
Bill Clinton and folks from the Clinton Climate Initiative, Greg Fanta, (the great, late Boulder architect), RMI and others talk about how to take the Empire State Building—that gorgeous symbol of NYC, this international monument to American business—where my grandpa had an office back in the day—beyond inefficient, beyond greenwashing, and toward money-saving deep green.
A pro video, enjoyable to watch (except for cheesey 80s style inspiring background music, egad). Video:
For nearly 80 years the Empire State Building has been an icon of the New York City skyline. Built in another time of economic hardships, it was designed to symbolize America’s limitless potential. Today the Empire State Building is undergoing a major sustainability retrofit, thereby becoming a leading example of economic and environmental revitalization.
Produced by: Rocky Mountain Institute (rmi.org), Johnson Controls (johnsoncontrols.com) and Jones Lang LaSalle (jll.com)
Script: David Fribush
Camera: Stephen McGee
Editing: Jonah Bea-Taylor
Original Music Score: Caroline Penwarden
Narration: Joshua Pollock
Voice Recording and Mix Engineer: Kevin Adams
Carbon Nation’s ESB Charrette and Amory Lovins footage used by permission from the Earth School Educational Foundation, Inc.
Special Thanks to:
The Skyscraper Museum
hot on elephant
Learn to Rock your Social Media & Write Mindfully with Waylon Lewis & Elephant’s Editors. 1 share A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 1,441 share If you Love her, Don’t Destroy Her. 27,506 shares 2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings. 35,516 shares The Best Marriage Advice from a Divorced Woman. 2,110 shares The True Meaning of Friday the 13th (isn’t what we think). 5,275 shares The Technique that helps me make Decisions under Pressure (& has Saved my Life More than Once). 537 shares Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt. 454 shares 3 Seconds: “Joe Biden’s reaction to President Obama awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom (with distinction).” 1,164 share I’m Done being your Dirty Little Secret. 681 shares