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Green technology may save home buyers money

Green technology may save home buyers money A new development in New York offers luxury at an affordable price by utilizing green technology, building developers said.

Solarium, located in Long Island City, was built using recycled materials, used no volatile organic compound paints, and includes energy efficient appliances and sustainable bamboo flooring.

Rick Rosa, Solarium's real estate broker, claims that the condominium's lower operating costs are a direct result of the green technology used, such as windows that seal in heat and air conditioning, and wind power that helps keep the lights on.

"We pass on these savings to our buyers and think it becomes a win-win situation, for us, the condo owners and the environment," Rosa said.

Being environmentally friendly hasn't come at the cost of luxurious amenities. Solarium boasts a landscaped rooftop patio and underground parking. Some units include glass-enclosed balconies, walk-in closets, and custom-made cabinetry.

Sometimes, the sustainable elements actually add to the building's elegance. Bamboo flooring, for example, is an attractive floor covering that lends warmth and beauty without negatively impacting the environment.ADNFCR-2999-ID-19714004-ADNFCR