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Green Renovations Grow in Brooklyn

IDT Energy has ventured to Brooklyn to explore the green explosion that is going on over there. According to a New York Post article dated April 16, 2009, entitled, “Fresh Start: It’s Easy Being Green”, there is a small green revolution going on in Brooklyn. The condominium development in Battery Park City known as “Visionaire” is built with in-house treatment of waste water as well as photo-voltaic panels.

But if you don’t have the ability to move to this LEED-certified development, then there are lots of things you can do with the place you live now to make it much more energy efficient.  And this is not just a nice idea, but crucial, since about 80 per cent of the greenhouse gasses produced in New York City come from buildings any reduction in these emissions will greatly benefit the environment.

According to Sarah Beatty, the president of Green Depot, a chain of eco-friendly building and home supplies, “The last five years have seen exponential growth in the number of high-quality [green] products that have come to market. For homeowners who want to approach a renovation, there are a ton of choices.”

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