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5 Manhattan condos for sale in eco-friendly buildings

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 20, 2022 - 12:30PM

This Gramercy Park two bedroom, two bath is listed for $2,295,000. It's in a LEED-certified building. 

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Are you looking to buy a condo in New York City that’s good for you and the environment? Check out condos in buildings with sustainable features like Passive House construction, LEED certification, and environmentally-friendly materials. 

You’re most likely going to find these condos in new luxury developments—so they aren’t cheap. But you will save some money in other ways because eco-friendly features and materials reduce energy consumption, lowering your monthly utility costs. 

Need to know what to look for? Search for Passive House buildings, which have energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) to create a steady flow of filtered air, with stale air carried out and fresh air pumped in. And buildings with LEED certification means the design, construction, and operations are eco-friendly and reduce energy consumption. 

So if you’re looking to buy a condo in an eco-friendly building, check out these apartments for sale in FiDi, Gramercy Park, East Village, Lincoln Square, and Tribeca. 

77 Greenwich St., #22B, FiDi 

This one bedroom, one and a half bath is listed for $1,680,000. The condo has energy-efficient heating and cooling, floor-to-ceiling windows, millwork, high ceilings, marble countertops, high-end appliances, and a Miele washer and dryer. The building is LEED certified and has a landscaped roof deck, doorman, storage, and concierge. Monthly common charges are $901 and taxes are $1,071. 

160 East 22nd St., #8A, Gramercy Park 

This two bedroom, two bath is listed for $2,295,000. Apartment #8 has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, central air stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, custom closets, and a Bosch washer and dryer. The LEED-certified building has energy-efficient design, a doorman, gym, and roof deck. Monthly common charges are  $1,516 and taxes are $2,458.

298 East 2nd St., #4, East Village 

This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $2,450,000. It has triple-pane floor-to-ceiling windows, air-purifying energy-recovery ventilators, high ceilings, hardwood floors, private elevator access, a balcony, and Miele washer and dryer. The Passive House-inspired building has a virtual doorman, bike room, and storage. Monthly common charges are $1,283 and taxes are $2,768.

10 Riverside Blvd., #27F, Lincoln Square 

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,900,000. Apartment #27F has an HVAC system with MERV-13 filters, Gaggenau appliances, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and high ceilings. The building has organic and sustainable materials plus a doorman, playroom, garage, gym, and pool. Monthly common charges are $2,063 and taxes are $92 with a 421-a tax abatement. 

60 White St., #4, Tribeca 

This two bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $4,475,000. It has Zola Passive House triple-pane windows, 11-foot ceilings, exposed brick, reclaimed hardwood floors, Wolf and Thermador kitchen appliances, radiant heating, central air, and a Lutron system. The building has energy-efficient and reclaimed materials, a virtual doorman, gym, and package room. Monthly common charges are $1,968 and taxes are $2,317.



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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