JPMorgan Greens HQ
JPMorgan Chase is making its 50-story headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Manhattan more environmentally-friendly, Reuters reports, and it’s doing it ten stories at a time, starting at the top with rooftop vegetation. Also on the roof, drains will collect rain water that will be stored in a 55,000 gallon basement tank to later be used in toilets. The company estimates that more efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems will reduce energy consumption by 30 percent. Ultimately, the company hopes for a platinum LEED rating.
JPMorgan joins a list of other major companies retrofitting old office buildings into more eco-friendly spaces. Citigroup, in particular, has taken an inventory of energy use of all of the company’s buildings, adopted power-saving measures such as turning off escalators in lobbies, and is redesigning its bank branches to include more natural lighting and recycled materials.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Don’t Go It Alone When Retrofitting
- LinkedIn Campus Gets Mobile EV Charging
- Many Vendors Vie for Lighting Controls Business
- Johnson Controls Opens Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Training Center
- Acquiring Renewable Energy Should Be Easier, Facebook Says
- Energy Upgrades at School District Financed by NY Power Authority
- Fusing System Helps Solar Customers with Overcurrent Protection
- ABM Joins Balboa Park Sustainability Council