Jan 3, 2009

Tips for Greening Your Manhattan Apartment


In spite of the cold weather, "Be Cool" Go Green!
Here are some simple ideas that will help the environment and might actually save you money.
  1. Recycle according to your building's guidelines.
  2. Upgrade appliances. Modern appliances are more efficient than older ones.
  3. Unplug chargers and appliances such as VCR or a coffee maker when you're not using them. Believe it or not, left plugged, these appliances take up energy. You'll actually save on your electric bill. And when buying appliances, look for the "Energy Star" label.
  4. Switch to a green energy provider: http://www.askpsc.com/ or call 866-GRN-POWR
  5. Switch to ENERGY-STAR - qualified compact flouresent light bulbs (CFLs)
  6. Bring a cloth or canvas bag to the supermarket
  7. Switch to paperless bank statements
  8. Recycle unwanted electronics, computers monitors and printers through one of the retailer or manufacturer-sponsored, take-back programs below. Beginning July 2009 NYC law will require all electronics manufacturers to adopt e-recycling programs.
Manufactures Take - Back Programs:
  • Cannon: 800-385-2155
For home renovations, go to www.environmentalhomecenter.com, where you can purchase green building materials such as paint, countertops, flooring, cleaning supplies, etc. The www.thegreenguide.com has useful, practical everyday living information.
And finally if you're ready to live in a new green (LEED) certified condo recently built or currently under construction in Manhattan - go to my new developments page on my website fill out the buyer form and write green in the comment section. I will send you email listings of green condos that match your buying criteria.
Courtesy of: New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal: 212-873-6368 - Rosenthal@assembly.state.ny.us

 
   Reactions:

comments

3 Responses to " Tips for Greening Your Manhattan Apartment "
  1. Dave B. said...
    January 03, 2009

    Hey Mitchell, very practical list of things to do! Thanks for putting this together.

    Especially useful is the list of Take Back programs. I have an old printer and computer I'm about to give up and was about to search for how to get rid of these.

  2. Mitchell Hall said...
    January 03, 2009

    Hey Dave,

    Thanks, I have old computers, printer and cell phones that I didn't know what to do with either.

    In addition to directly contacting merchants, the NYC Department of Sanitation periodically has electronic recycling days in Manhattan.

  3. City Steel said...
    April 07, 2009

    That was some really relevant information. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    Switching to steel residential buildings is another smart eco-friendly move that one can make.

    Thanks
    Kirk J. Steel
    http://www.Citysteelbuildings.com

Post a Comment

All related comments are welcome. Spam will be deleted.

 
HOME

This blog site is designed and published as a consumer service by local real estate broker to help Manhattan, New York City buyers, sellers and renters make informed real estate decisions. This site and its feeds are owned and operated by Mitchell J Hall, a NY State licensed real estate associate broker associated with The Corcoran Group and member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Legal Disclaimer - The opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not neccessarily reflect the opinions or policy of The Corcoran Group. This site is not the official website of The Corcoran Group or its affiliated companies, and neither The Corcoran Group nor its affiliated companies in any way warrant the accuracy of any information contained herein. Any product and/or services offered for sale on this website shall not be considered an offer to sell such goods and/or services in any state other than New York.

Legal Disclaimer - Information on this site is not intended as legal or financial advice. - All material herein is intended for information purposes only and has been complied from sources deemed reliable. Though information is believed to be correct, it is presented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. I operate a business that supports Fair Housing.“We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program which there are no barriers to obtain housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or national origin.”

© Copyright 2006 -2014 © nycBLOGestate.com © BlogEstate.nyc Al l Rights Reserved