UN Building Renovation on Track for Big Energy Savings

When the renovated United Nations complex reopens in 2013, it will be 50 percent more energy efficient, thanks in part to a long-needed overhaul of its distinctive green glass curtain wall. The $1.9 billion renovation will reconfigure the UN’s office floors, bringing more light and airflow to the interior spaces. Replacement of the curtain wall will create an energy-efficient envelope for the building, in addition to returning it to its original appearance, which had been marred by years of patches and repairs.

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