Old Infrastructure. Yesterday, the New York Times Real Estate section ran an interesting lead story. Rather than focusing on new developments and expensive apartments, The Cost of Saving Energy begins to explain the growing concern of the less-than-efficient existing housing stock in New York City. While NYC is fairly green due to our dense population, extensive mass transit system, and small-sized homes, we have an aging infrastructure of poorly-maintained older buildings that are far from energy efficient...
Be certain to check out the graphic. This article skims the surface of what older buildings can do to begin to conserve energy. It's a start to the growing concern of energy efficiency.
We want to know:
What concerns you most about the energy-efficiency of older buildings in New York?
How can new construction be better regulated?
(Graphic: Graham Roberts)