New York Stock Exchange gets energy efficient retrofit

October 4, 2011

The windows of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building, a structure that was designated as a National Historic Landmark, have received an energy-efficient upgrade, according to the Architects' Guide to Glass and Metal.

Contractors for the project used the same glass technology that was installed during the retrofitting of the Empire State Building, blocks away from the NYSE.

"The New York Stock Exchange has a long and ongoing commitment to sustainability and we are proud to now call Serious Energy one of our partners in this endeavor," Duncan Niederauer, chief executive officer, NYSE Euronext, said in a statement. "The new high R-value glass system provided by Serious Energy above the trading floor will improve our energy efficiency and provide another example of our commitment to sustainable operations."

According to BrighterEnergy.org, the 104-year-old building will maximize the use of natural day-lighting and will improve year-round comfort within the structure.

Technology like that used in the NYSE is something that the U.S. Department of Energy is looking to produce at a living laboratory that was set up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The partnership, titled the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy-Efficient Buildings project (GPIC), will help to design and develop systems that can be used by businesses across the country.