NYC's Biggest Sustainable Surprise

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NYC's Biggest Sustainable Surprise

At nearly 75 years old, New York City’s largest apartment complex continues to raise the bar for sustainability and energy-efficient retrofits. Occupying 80 acres of land just north of Lower Manhattan, Stuyvesant Town, and Peter ...

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Valuing Air Barriers

Author: Duncan Hill
September 01, 2001

Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]

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Energy Conservation in Cohousing Communities

July 01, 1997

Cohousing communities are neighborhoods designed and managed by residents seeking a cooperative living arrangement. These developments foster community, save money, and reduce environmental impacts--including residential energy use. [continue reading]

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New Construction in New England: The Energy Crafted Home Program

September 01, 1992

Several electric utilities in New England developed the Energy Crafted Home program to encourage the construction of single-family and multifamily homes that are substantially more energy efficient than those built to code. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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