1. It Is One of the Least Energy-Saving Buildings in New York City

Though the Seagram Building clearly deserves much praise, like everything, it isn’t perfect. Its score of 3 out of 100 on the Energy Star ratings (a score less of 50 is the median building energy performance), puts it at the very bottom of the list of energy-saving buildings.

Older buildings in general tend to score low; the Seagram Building’s single-pane glass walls and fluorescent lighted ceilings aren’t compatible for conserving energy. Upon hearing this news, RFR realty announced it would invest at least $12 million to upgrade the building with technology like motion sensors and fans and pumps that are only used when needed.

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