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GREEN IDEAS

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.

Turning Data Into Action

Written by Frank Lovece on September 25, 2018

A new tool can help boards plan their energy projects.

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Co-ops and condos are eligible for $4,000 rebate per charging port.

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State joins California in push to ban hydrofluorocarbons.

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Letter Grades for Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Get an F

Written by Lewis M. Kwit on August 23, 2018

New York City

Energy expert says grading system is broken due to fundamental flaws.

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New bill would mandate reforms to cut building emissions.

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New study says aging infrastructure hampers progress on sustainability.

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City Needs to Nourish Green Roofs on Co-ops and Condos

Written by Scott Stringer and Danielle Spiegel-Feld on July 26, 2018

New York City

Advocates argue that city should grant tax abatements in flood-prone areas.

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Co-op boards use grants to install energy-saving cogen systems.

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Expert sees big problems with energy-efficiency grading system.

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New international scorecard ranks the U.S. far from the top.

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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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