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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.

Powerful coalition opposes effort to reduce carbon emissions.

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How to Pay for Looming Energy-Efficiency Upgrades?

Written by Frank Lovece on April 01, 2019

New York City

Green PACE financing offers a painless way to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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PACE loans for energy-efficiency upgrades would be repaid through taxes.

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It raises a question: build more gas pipelines or go for sustainable energy?

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A New Way to Finance Energy Upgrades for Co-ops

Written by Frank Lovece on March 18, 2019

New York City

City council mulling bill that would allow innovative PACE financing.

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Program will pay for heat pumps, energy-efficient appliances and more.

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Con Ed will stop accepting applications after Friday, March 15.

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Regulators want to treat green lenders more like mortgage lenders.

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Smart Electric Meters Are Coming

Written by Kathryn Farrell on February 26, 2019

New York City

Data on electricity usage patterns can help cut energy bills.

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Demand Response: Getting Paid to Reduce Kilowatts

Written by Carol Ott on January 29, 2019

Demand Response is the Con Ed program that gives some to get some.

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