Empire State Realty Trust: Energy performance

GHG Emissions
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)15%
Annual (2020)10%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)52%
Annual (2020)44%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Empire State Realty Trust's portfolio consists of 16 buildings and 16 million square feet.

*Empire State Realty Trust has improved energy performance by 15% from a 2017 baseline. Energy consumption during 2020 was significantly lower than a typical year since COVID-19 disruptions resulted in temporary building closures and reduced occupancy for much of the year.

PORTFOLIO WATER PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Empire State Realty Trust's portfolio consists of 16 buildings and 10 million square feet. Empire State Realty Trust has improved water performance by 52%* from a 2017 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2030. 

*2020 water consumption is significantly lower than a typical year since buildings experienced reduced occupancy due to COVID-19 disruptions.

PORTFOLIO WASTE PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Waste Pilot cohort participants strive to reduce portfolio-wide waste intensity and increase overall waste diversion. Empire State Realty Trust LP is working towards a goal of 75% waste diversion by 2030 from a 2018 baseline. In 2020, Empire State Realty Trust tracked waste data at 14 buildings, including the iconic Empire State Building in New York City, and achieved an overall waste diversion rate of 33%. Empire State Realty Trust deploys aggressive waste diversion strategies that meet and/or exceed local regulations, as feasible. They provide training and set best practices and standards for employees and outside contractor teams to reduce overall waste generation and increase diversion rates, as well as identify opportunities to track and report waste at each property to ensure that all waste is being collected and diverted in accordance with ESRT’s guidelines. Initiatives include waste audits, enhanced signage, employee and tenant engagement, tracking and reporting measures, pilot compost programs, furniture reuse and donation programs, and e-waste collection.

*2020 waste disposal is significantly lower than a typical year since buildings experienced reduced occupancy due to COVID-19 disruptions.