CHOOSING GREEN: DECIDING WHERE TO LIVE IN MANHATTAN
There are a number of factors in choosing a place to live. One that is extremely important, but not typically emphasized in Manhattan, is energy efficiency.
Energy use is not a large component of housing cost in New York. Purchase prices are high and labor and real estate taxes are greater costs. Many do not pay close attention to electricity or gas bills. But considering energy use, among other factors, is something that can be of interest.
The City of New York is poised to help with this.
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