Step 2: A Smarter Building, A More Efficient Building

Now that we have the right equipment in place, we need a way to accurately monitor and control it. As part of the retrofit, the Empire State Building team called for the largest wireless network ever installed in a building. Every air handler, chiller, radiator, valve and louver has been equipped with sensors that allow us to monitor and control any piece of equipment in the building in real-time. If the corner of an office is too cold, that doesn't mean every radiator in the office needs to get turned up, or every area needs to be cooled less.

The massive network is a brain for the building's systems, making sure they are all doing their job efficiently, and helping us find new ways to save money and resources The network addresses the #1 complaint from office workers around the world: "I'm too hot/I'm too cold."