Stop the Greenwashing: A Conversation on Green Buildings
February 28, 2017
Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Empire State Realty Trust
Cecil Scheib, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Chief Program Officer at Urban Green Council.
In 2009, Anthony E. Malkin joined former President Bill Clinton and others to announce a pioneering initiative to retrofit a portfolio of properties in New York City, including the Empire State Building. The initiative has been a powerful vehicle for change; at the Empire State Building, energy use has declined nearly 40% since the retrofits were completed all while improving tenant comfort. Anthony Malkin will discuss lessons learned during the retrofits of his properties and reforms that are needed to inspire more building owners to implement meaningful energy efficiency improvements.