New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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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.

Start Complying With the Climate Mobilization Act

Written by Frank Lovece on December 06, 2019

New York City

Co-op and condo boards' first step is determining their building's carbon emissions.

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Some Co-ops and Condos to Get a Break on Carbon Emissions

Written by Frank Lovece on December 03, 2019

New York City

HDFC and Mitchell-Lama co-ops face less stringent rules.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited utility’s “reckless disregard” for its customers.

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Riverkeeper fears that carbon-free hydroelectricity will require more dams.

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New Roofs Must Now Be Green or Solar or Both

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 14, 2019

New York City

How the Climate Mobilization Act will affect some co-ops and condos.

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New salvo in war over moratorium on natural-gas hookups.

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Co-op cited for first community solar project at a landmarked building.

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Carbon Reduction Begins With the Building Envelope

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 31, 2019

Rockaway Beach, Queens

New book says an air-tight skin is the place to begin retrofits.

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This Upper East Side Co-op Is Run Like a Business

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 17, 2019

Upper East Side, Manhattan

Green roof and other upgrades cut energy use – and costs.

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Service to resume for more than 1,000 National Grid customers.

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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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