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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 01/19/2018

SOLAR PRODUCTION97.0MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
1,494 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 79.5 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
1,225 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $10,728 DOLLARS SAVED
$165,242 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 176,535 MILES NOT DRIVEN
2,719,174 YTD

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12/2/2013

Herald Square Renovation Sustains with Green Building Practices

POSTED UNDER Buildings

The monumental makeover of Herald Square, Macy's flagship store located in Manhattan, will continue through fall of 2015, and sustainability remains a high priority as the renovation progresses. Here are some sustainability solutions Macy’s has already incorporated into this major renovation:

  • Partnered with the Clinton Climate Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute and Schneider Electric to emphasize energy optimization as a vital part of the Herald Square design and renovation, following in the footsteps of the Empire State Building retrofit
  • Established a public goal to reduce energy consumption by 15 to 20 percent
  • Reviewed alternative energy solutions
  • Installed two new energy-efficient chillers
  • Reviewed the lighting plans for Phase I of construction for energy savings considerations
  • Developed a design for enhanced lighting controls for the entire building

Additional elements being considered for the 110-year-old building:

  • A new energy management system
  • New and improved energy efficient mechanical system
  • Select vertical transportation replacement (new escalators and elevators)
  • Building envelope improvement considerations (including windows)
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Extensive use of LEDs in offices and in-store
  • Creative use of historic design elements
  • Daylighting (uncovering old windows)
  • Low flow water fixtures and sensors
  • Recycled content fixtures
  • Low VOC paints, adhesives, wall and ceiling title

A prime example of creative sustainability came from Macy’s construction team at Herald Square. While the store is open for business, curious customers are anxious to know what’s behind the wall, but safety comes first. The Macy’s construction team builds temporary walls to keep the construction zone separate from the rest of the busy store. These temporary walls are built with stud and drywall.

Previously, as work in the construction area was completed, temporary walls were torn down and thrown away. This year, Macy’s construction team utilized a new system of reusable temporary walls. When the work is done in a specific area, the reusable temporary modular unit (wall) is broken down and reassembled for the next phase of the project, saving it from the landfill. They’re also cost effective, as the walls pay for themselves after just two uses.

Stay tuned as the multi-year renovation of this flagship store progresses, always keeping in mind Macy’s clear commitment to sustainability.