Step 3: Multiplying the Power of Change

Like most buildings of its time, the Empire State Building was designed to maximize natural lighting. Sunlight pours in through over 6,514 oversized windows, providing an abundant source of light for much of the day, and creating opportunities for us to save energy and money.

1 Task-specific lights instead of overhead lights: "Task-specific" lights can be turned on and off as they are needed, meaning that the whole office doesn't need to be lit with electric lights all the time.
2 Office layouts: Many offices install walls to sub-divide the space, often blocking access to windows with office walls. This means that interior spaces must rely on electric light. By opening up office layouts, we can take better advantage of the sunlight.
3 Turning the lights off: Many of us forget to turn off the lights, even when we don't need them. We are encouraging tenants to install light sensors that are able to sense ambient light levels and turn lights down or off when not needed.

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