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Going Green in New York : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with management, and or the local town....
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Mitchell Hall answered:
Many Manhattan Condo buyers are going green and are willing to pay more for green luxury living. LEED certified homes combine systems that together create a holistically green building that is much more than energy savings. Energy, indoor air quality, water consumption, sustainable sites, landscaped roofs all create an environmentally friendly building.

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.

For more about Green condos in Manhattan:

If you are considering green luxury living in Manhattan please contact me.

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Mitchell Hall answered:
many buyers today will pay a premium for a "green home"

In 2008 the NY state legislature approved City tax credits for installing solar panels on homes and businesses - encouraging private property owners to join the growing movement toward the use of renewable power.

Another bill, that passed, allows those who generate renewable power to sell what is unused back to the system, an incentive for individuals and businesses to install technology like solar panels.

More about green real Estate:
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Mon Dec 26, 2011
Anthony Mussolino answered:
Call Nat from Pittman Plumbing-he'll give you an honest estimate 9176817379.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Lesa,
Usually gas is less expensive than using oil and I believe a slightly "greener" way to heat the home but.... I would not consider it as being a more environmentally friendly means to do so such as utilizing solar power.

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Thu May 20, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Don't believe that data exists, if it does I'm not aware of it.
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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 Dec 14, 2009
Michelle & Tom Stone answered:
Dear A Place of my own:

I would think you would need to talk to store you purchased it from or call the manufacturer directly.

Thank you.

Hunt Real Estate ERA
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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Yakov, Copper and copper alloys, such as brass and bronze, are showing up on roofs, entryways, facades, gutters, and downspouts. Even though it is quite expensive to purchase and install, they're seen as a good long term investment because they tolerate inclement weather. A properly installed copper roof will last more than 100 years, while most traditional shingle roofs only 30 years. Another good green point is that copper elements can be completely recycled, so they will never take up space in a landfill. If you look around Brooklyn and Manhattan you will notice many copper roofs (now a green shade like the Statue of Liberty) on older buildings. Also Yakov, did you know I also sell homes in Brooklyn? ... more
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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
Not so well right now. In order to sell green in this market you need a educated buyer. Most buyers won't pay more just for green. It is one of my jobs to educate a buyer as to how much they will save in the long run. When they realize they could save as much as a third on monthly utilities in an energy efficient home, they're more likely to take a closer look. I predict green development will enjoy a bright future as the economy improves. ... more
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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
LEED is an abbreviation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED rating system was designed by the U.S. Green Building Counsel and is the standard for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. LEED started in the commercial building sector, and a rating system for residential construction is in the works. Architects and builders often refer to themselves as LEED AP; the AP stands for Accredited Professional. This means they have passed the LEED exam and are well-versed in the program's standards. ... more
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Fri Jun 5, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Welcome to Trulia!

Could you rephrase your question?

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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Tonja Ward answered:
In my area we can call the energy company servicing the home and they will give even billing information. They will not get into specific amounts per month, but you can get a very good idea of what utilities will cost. If the house is vacant, sometimes they can go back to when it was occupied and give even billing from the 12 months preceding the vacancy. With costs always increasing, that may not be as accurate. ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2009
Hello Ann, Depending on the state you live in, there will be differences in removal requirements... If you wish to contact our local Engel & Voelkers in Southampton Long Island NY. An estate agent will be happy to provide you with names from our Service Book of people who may assist you in the process!
Good Luck

Jonathan Lerner
Engel & Voelkers
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Tue Oct 14, 2008
Ethel Quarterman asked:
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