How The Cotocon Group Makes Green Building Happen
There are lots of elements in creating any building and even more in green, sustainable building. The Cotocon Group has the broad and seasoned expertise to negotiate and work with every element and take a building all the way to sustainability, whether it’s a newly constructed building or a building to be renovated and retrofitted to green standards.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
As the only internationally recognized green and sustainable building standard, the Cotocon Group works closely with the LEED green building certification system with most of our projects progressing towards LEED certification.
|Many of the Cotocon Group’s staff are LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) who have extensive experience on LEED projects in the NYC area, as well as having completed the exhaustive education and rigorous examinations required to become an accredited LEED AP.
Financial Benefits and Incentives
A green, energy-efficient building is less expensive to operate than an otherwise comparable building, which makes it a more valuable building. Also, a green building is more attractive to tenants, who stay longer, and are willing to pay a premium for a green space.
To make it financial easier to create a green building there is lots of money now available for both new green construction and green renovations and retrofits. This money comes from utilities, authorities, and state, local and federal government in the form of direct incentives, cash rebates, and tax benefits.
The Cotocon Group’s goal is to help you receive the maximum amount possible of those incentives and benefits. Cotocon works closely with area utilities and authorities, such as ConEd, LIPA, NYSERDA, who provide direct financial incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures and also with tax experts who specialize in the significant tax benefits available for energy-efficient construction and renovation.
The Cotocon Group’s founder Jimmy Carchietta, LEED AP, was born into the world of large-scale construction and spent decades managing large projects throughout the New York City metropolitan area. So Cotocon is firmly grounded in the realities of what it takes to get a building built.
This, combined with our experienced staff of LEED APs, means that we are skilled at working efficiently with all members of the design and construction teams to ensure the right green choices are made at the right time. And that’s what it takes to successfully put it all together to create sustainable, healthy and efficient green and sustainable buildings.
Health & Community
- Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
- Enhance occupant comfort and health
- Minimize strain on local infrastructure
- Contribute to overall quality of life
- Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
- Improve air and water quality
- Reduce solid waste
- Conserve natural resources
- Reduce operating costs
- Enhance asset value and profits
- Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
- Optimize life-cycle economic performance
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