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Going Green in Staten Island : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 30, 2010
Jessica Taccetta answered:
The impact on the building industry itself shouldnt be much because Green building costs are not significantly more then typical building costs. The savings they will produce will be substantial and many of the systems pay for themselves through reduced operational costs in a very short amount of time. The savings in energy costs alone after installing things like programmable thermostats, photovoltaics, green roofing, etc will be fantastic! The Riverhouse in Battery Park City for example has an annual savings projected at $200,000. in energy costs alone. The impact on the environment from building green, now that will be extensive! Better air quality, a healthier working environment, lower operational costs, healthier workers, higher production, and so much more! This will be great for NYC's economy! ... more
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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
Another green term you should be aware of;
LOW-E Windows, Low emittance windows, doors, and skylights offer natural light while blocking the sun's UV rays that heat up the inside of a home, sometimes necessitating air conditioning. The special low-E glazing also stops the sun from fading fabrics, wall coverings and artwork. When shopping for low-E windows, find out what percentage of rays are blocked by checking the UV label on the glass. Most low-E products block 70% to 90%. ... more
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