According to an article this week in the New York Times, now even apartment dwellers can elect to use solar power. No need to install solar panels on the roof of your Manhattan building. You can purchase your power from another location and potentially reduce your energy costs. The claim is between 10-15% and also it’s great for the environment and the grid.
The Author- Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.
Passive homes are starting to gain traction in the NYC real estate market with a few projects done and more on the way according to the NYT Sunday real estate section. These homes reduce the loss of energy tremendously by more efficient construction materials including thick insulated walls and double pane windows. They do not have traditional heating and cooling systems but rather use a system that exchanges interior and exterior air.