Manhattan's "Green Rush" - New Eco Friendly Condo Developments

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Real Estate Agent with The Corcoran Group

High Line 23

The Future is Now!

Green technology and space age designs are currently under construction throughout Manhattan.

High Line 23 or HL23 (shown) is a new green building from Neil M. Denari Architects that is currently under construction in the West Chelsea art gallery district at West 23rd Street and 10th Avenue.

The structure is a 14 floor mixed use of gallery space and condominiums with amazing views of the new High Line elevated park.

The condo will include nine floor-through apartments ranging in size from about 1,850 square feet to 2,600 square feet. Prices range from $2,750,000 to $10,500,000 for the 3700 square foot penthouse duplex unit with a terrace.

LEED certified homes combine systems that together create a holistically green building that is much more than energy savings. Energy, indoor air quality, water consumption, sustainable sites, landscaped roofs all create an envornmentally friendly building.

To receive LEED certificate a building has to earn 26 of 69 points on a scale created by the (LEED) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the country's most popular green benchmark. Certification of silver, gold or platunum can happen up to a year after the building is completed. Green buildings are required to be 14 per cent more efficient than regular building codes dictate.

 New Construction Green Condos in Manhattan:

The Lucida, Upper East Side

 

The Visionaire: 70 Little Street, Battery Park City *(LEED Platinum)

Riverhouse: One Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City *(LEED Gold)

The Brompton: 205 East 85th Street, Upper East Side *(LEED Silver)

The Lucida: 151 East 85th Street, Upper East Side *(LEED Silver)

The Harrison: West 76th Street, Upper West Side *(LEED Silver)

HL23: 515-717 West 23rd Street, Chelsea (LEED Gold)

The Kalahari: 40 West 116th Street, Harlem *(LEED Silver)

1400 on 5th: 1400 Fifth Avenue, Harlem *(LEED level pending)

Millenium Tower Residences: 30 West Street, BPC (LEED Gold rating )

The Lucida, Upper East Side

 

Thinking about living in a new green luxury condo? Click my new developments page submit the buyer form and write "green" in the comment section. I will send you current email listings of green condos that match your buying criteria.

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Adam Waldman
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MITCHELL - What a great resource for people looking for new "green" construction in NYC.  Many people probably aren't even aware that they exist.  It's good to see that builders are taking this into account now.

May 15, 2008 09:06 PM #1
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Lenn Harley
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Mmmmm.  I'm getting an image of what large buildings will look like in the coming years. 

It'will take some getting used to but in terms of the ecology benefits, I'm completely O.K. with it.

Thanks Mitchell.

May 16, 2008 12:49 AM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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Mitchell, I didn't realize there were that many LEED certified buildings in New York....the new one looks increbible, I love to see your photos (and prices) of Manhattan Realty!

May 16, 2008 03:23 AM #3
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Patricia Kennedy
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Mitchell, what a contrast to what you usually think of in Chelsea!  Like pre-war and a lot of gingerbread.  I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in New York!

May 16, 2008 04:20 AM #4
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Mitchell J Hall
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Adam, Thanks for stopping by. Many of the new builders are trying for the LEED certificate. There are many people who aren't aware.

Lenn, The Jetsons... They do take some getting used to particulary the floor to ceiling windows. Because the High Line 23 is in the Chelsea art district many of the new buildings in Chelsea look like works of art.

Carole, Yes there are many "green building" but they have different levels silver, gold, platinum depending on how eco friendly they are and the materials used to build them.

Patricia, Yes, What a contrast. My first listing in Chelsea was in a fitzroy brownstone built in 1860. It looks like a gingerbread house, brick wall, fireplace creeky stairs, charming and romantic. Now these new steel and glass buildings are all going up all over West chelsea and Manhattan.

May 16, 2008 08:23 AM #5
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Mitchell - I can alway count on you to provide the most up-to-date real estate information on the Manhattan market.  Good to see green is now a focal point in your area.  I always refer people to your blogs what a resource.

May 16, 2008 02:34 PM #6
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Mitchell J Hall
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Jennifer Thank you. I appreciate your comments.

May 17, 2008 12:08 PM #7
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Laurie Mindnich
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Mitchell, if I were looking for a place in the city, I couldn't imagine a better go-to- thanks!

May 17, 2008 12:22 PM #8
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Mitchell J Hall
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Laurie, Thank you I really appreciate your comment.

May 17, 2008 12:56 PM #9
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Anthony Clark
Clark Partners - Fayetteville, AR
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Mitchell  Thanks for the links!  You are a great resource.  I just clicked on the Visionaire link and noticed that the architecture firm is the same that designed the new BOK Center in Tulsa which should be finished in September.  I'll be checking out the other links as well. 

May 17, 2008 02:38 PM #10
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Mitchell J Hall
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Anthony, Thanks for stopping by. I just clicked the link for the new BOK center in Tulsa it has a very similar looking curved curtain wall of glass casement like the Visionaire. I believe the solar panels that recycle the energy are in those bands. The architects Pelli are supposed to be the best in green design.

May 18, 2008 12:04 AM #11
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
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Mitchell, What a great, informative post. That is a "whole lotta' green" going on there. That's great!  I just sold a lot to a gentleman here in Huntsville that is going "green" with his construction. I'm going to give him your links. I think he will find it of interest! Thanks so much.

May 18, 2008 08:05 PM #15
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Mitchell J Hall
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Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your comment. Below is a blog I did a while ago that has more links about where to get green materials and how to make a home more green.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/237555/A-GREENER-GREATER-NEW

 

May 18, 2008 11:45 PM #16
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