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Habitat Magazine October 2020 free digital issue

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HOW NYC CO-OPS/CONDOS SAVE ENERGY

Energy is one budget item that NYC co-ops and condos can lower, and the articles here will give you ideas on how to do that. Plus, New York City has passed an ambitious set of laws that requires buildings to reduce their carbon emissions over the next decade, and all buildings will have to comply. For co-ops and condos, this means taking action now.

Change will affect some co-ops with rent-regulated apartments.

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By Oct. 31, boards must post their building’s letter grades for the first time.

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Co-op board jumps through bureaucratic hoops to secure backup power.

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The Climate Mobilization Act puts city on top of the green wave.

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COVID plus carbon equals a double-whammy for building owners.

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A Simple New Tool for Calculating Carbon Emissions

Written by Bill Morris on July 23, 2020

New York City

Here’s the first step toward compliance with the Climate Mobilization Act.

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Cogen and solar projects are about to produce major savings.

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Georgetown Mews Solar Project Generating Big Savings

Written by Kathryn Farrell on March 31, 2020

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Co-op board's doggedness is cutting $385,000 from energy costs.

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A Sunset Park Co-op’s Solar Success Story

Written by Kathryn Farrell on March 20, 2020

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Asking the right questions leads to big savings on electric bills.

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How Will Co-ops and Condos Pay for Energy-Efficiency Retrofits?

Written by William D. McCracken on February 18, 2020

New York City

Low interest rates and multiple financing options will be a boon to boards.

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Ask the Experts

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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