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As co-op and condo decision makers, you want to do your part for the environment and do it efficiently and cost-effectively. Here are ideas on how you can, with the latest information on green products, energy conservation, and green building management.

The Burning Solar Question: Lease or Buy?

Written by Paula Chin on February 28, 2017

New York City

Options abound for financing solar panels in co-ops and condos.

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Here’s How to Bring Solar Costs Down to Earth

Written by Paula Chin on February 21, 2017

New York City

Incentives and tax credits can cut upfront costs by 80 percent.

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A park’s runaway success leads its creator to call it “a failure.”

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A Kips Bay co-op gets a boost from cogen, while a Rockaways co-op scores a record block grant.

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Urban Green Council offers new comparative data on energy and water use.

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Kips Bay Co-op Finds Energy Nirvana

Written by Jennifer V. Hughes on January 13, 2017

Kips Bay

Cogen brings energy savings without depleting reserves or inflating maintenance.

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Submetering: No Longer a No-Brainer

Written by Paula Chin on December 30, 2016

Coney Island

Loss of incentives, new rule make electric submetering too costly for many boards.

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Sunset Park Co-op Let the Sun Shine In

Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 29, 2016

Sunset Park

Unique loan allows co-op to go solar for no money down.

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The Death of Submetering

Written by Paula Chin on December 27, 2016

Astoria

Change in state’s energy strategy could doom a big money-saver for co-ops and condos.

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Brooklyn co-op becomes city’s first to benefit from new solar financing model.

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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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