Think you can’t green your home? Even the 1931 Empire State Building can and has done so. And while it cost a ton for the Empire Building to go green, the retrofit is expected to save $4 million a year and will pay for itself in 3 years. For more, watch the video below:
And as Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week notes, a focus on retrofitting buildings to make them greener and energy efficiency programs brings more than environmental benefits:
Remember, energy efficiency programs create jobs in every community, not just one, and not, like a new power plant, for just 1 year, or 2 or 3, but on a continuous basis. And the skills needed range from high to entry level. Anyone that can swing a hammer, dig a hole, or bend metal can be part of this program and make a career of it without moving from the community where they live now.