To receive LEED certificate a building has to earn 26 of 69 points on a scale created by the (LEED) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the country's most popular green benchmark. Certification of silver, gold or platinum can happen up to a year after the building is completed. Green buildings are required to be 14 per cent more efficient than regular building codes dictate.
From Harlem to Battery Park City there are green buildings. Several new developments in Manhattan that have been LEED certified have sold at at higher price per square foot than non green new developments. The Harrison on the Upper West Side, The Brompton and Lucida on the Upper East Side, One Jackson Square in the Meatpacking district in the West Village and The Visionaire in Battery Park area just a few new green condos that have sold at premiums and so are their resales.
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Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
Donald A Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
Director - Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Douglas Elliman Real Estate