The Lutron solution, is expected to provide total lighting energy savings of up to 65 pc
COOPERSBURG, USA: Energy-saving lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has been selected by the Empire State Building Company, LLC, owner of the Empire State Building (ESB), to provide sustainable lighting control solutions for pre-built tenant spaces throughout the iconic, 1930s, pre-war structure.
The Lutron solution, developed in collaboration with ESB property manager Jones Lang LaSalle, is expected to provide total lighting energy savings of up to 65 per cent and a reduced installed payback period of 2.75 years (down from six years).
ESB is undergoing a building-wide retrofit to improve energy efficiency and financial performance as part of the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Building Retrofit program. The project is designed to reduce the building’s energy use by 38 per cent and energy bills by $4.4 million a year, while also preventing 105,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years. As a press note further adds, these products deliver world-class performance and meet stringent return-on-investment requirements as defined by ESB ownership; and with the adoption of Lutron control solutions, the installed payback period for lighting controls was reduced from six years to 2.75 years.
“Lutron is proud to be an integral contributor to the sustainable nature of the ESB and to collaborate with them on creating a space that is highly rentable, attracts and retains high-quality tenants and reduces operating costs over the life of the installation,” said Michael Pessina, President of Lutron. “The solution we’ve created together can be easily repeated in any whole-building retrofit.”
“The Lutron products used in ESB create savings, are easy to install, and help us and our tenants improve our bottom lines," said Anthony Malkin of Empire State Building Company. “The resulting integrated product solution, including both wireless and digital controls, is expandable throughout ESB, and is repeatable in virtually any commercial office building. It is also helping us in our effort to exceed our building-wide energy-reduction target of 38 per cent.”
Energy and financial savings are critical as older buildings like ESB are converted to new, sustainable standards. Lighting uses the majority of electricity in a typical commercial building (39 per cent of annual electricity use3) and a considerable amount of building peak loads (30 per cent of peak electricity use4).