The Empire State Building is purchasing 100% wind power from Green Mountain Energy Co. The building signed a two-year contract with Green Mountain to purchase nearly 55 million kWh of renewable energy annually.
The energy will be purchased in the form of wind renewable energy certificates from NRG Energy, Green Mountain's parent company.
Green Mountain will work with the Empire State Building to develop materials to educate the building's tenants and visitors about the benefits of choosing renewable energy.
Green Mountain was awarded the electricity contract after a bid process with multiple electric service companies facilitated by MCEnergy Inc., the Empire State Building's energy consulting firm.
SOURCE: Empire State Building