Going green is more than a trend. It’s a way of life. And it is being embraced in green-living apartment rentals in NYC. Apartment buildings throughout Manhattan are taking sustainability very seriously, from the ground up. New construction projects are popping up with environmentally friendly materials and amenities that allow residents to reduce their carbon footprint. Here are a few ideas of what you may see in a green luxury apartment in NYC or things that you can add to your apartment that will help support the environment.
- Efficient Showerhead
Get a high-efficiency showerhead, and save up to 3000 gallons of water each and every year. This will save you about $50 on your energy bill, as well a,s minimize your carbon dioxide output by 1000 pounds each year. These showerheads are engineered to conserve water while still giving you that luxurious shower. There are also attachments for sink faucets that help reduce the amount of water used while at the sink.
- High-Efficiency Appliances
There is no need to cut out appliances in order to do your part in the green-living community. On the market today, there are high-efficiency appliances that are convenient for you, aand don’t use up much energy. When looking to purchase appliances look for the Energy Star or LEED label. These show that that specific appliance has been tested to be highly-efficient in using a minimal amount of resources.
- Rid Yourself of a Car
The US is responsible for a large percentage of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to burning petroleum (which is in the gas we use to run our vehicles). One of the advantages of living in NYC is the easily accessible public transportation. A car isn’t necessary when living in the city. Plus, public transit system is a far cheaper option for travel throughout the city. By getting rid of your car, and just using a rental when you need to get out of the city, you will save yourself huge amounts of money as well as reduce your carbon footprint.