“My building is just too old, energy upgrades aren’t worth it for me” is no longer an excuse: Carnegie Hall has just secured LEED Silver certification. At almost 125 years of age, this New York icon is a shining example of how every building, new or old, can utilize energy efficiency technology.
In addition to the infrastructure improvements, building automation, low flow plumbing installs, security upgrades, and fire and life safety systems upgrades, the Hall has also tapped into some of its existing architecture for additional boosts. The rooftop now has reflective pavers and plantings, which reduce the building’s carbon footprint. Additionally, the 450 original upper floor windows have been utilized to maximize natural light, reducing the need for additional lighting.