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Empire State Building going green

The lights at the top of the Empire StateBuilding already change colors and now the building itself isgetting a permanent green makeover.

Former President Bill Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg arehoping that the environmental changes at the iconic skyscraper willserve as a model for buildings around the world.

The updates include replacing 6,500 windows to reduce summerheat load and winter heat loss.

Tenants in the building will also be given individualizedWeb-based power usage systems so that energy can be moreefficiently managed.

The goal is to cut energy use by 38 percent. The $20 millionproject is expected to save $4.4 million annually in energy costs.

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