Take the Carbon Challenge And Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Launched in 2007, the City’s ambitious PlaNYC program laid out long-range plans for improving the quality of life in New York City. In the years since, huge strides have been made toward achieving many of these goals, from cleaner air to more comprehensive recycling. An important part of this plan is the “NYC Carbon Challenge,” whose goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030.

Residential buildings are the largest single contributor to the City’s GHG emissions, accounting for 37 percent. As leaders in our industry we recognized our responsibility to advocate for positive change in the City, and Douglas Elliman Property Management became an active Participant in the Carbon Challenge.

Since joining the program in January, we have embarked on meeting the Multi-Family Property Challenge goal of reducing emissions by at least 30 percent over ten years in at least 15 of our managed properties. We expect to far exceed that goal, and are already well on our way as more of our clients recognize the impact they can have in creating cleaner, safer air.

Nearly a year ago, DEPM was recognized by the NYC Clean Heat program, another facet of PlaNYC, for converting over 75 percent of our managed properties to cleaner fuel. As one of the few property management firms on the Clean Heat Task Force, we have worked hard to convert our properties from highly polluting No. 6 and No. 4 fuel oil to cleaner sources of heat, such as No. 2 oil, natural gas, biodiesel or steam. Not only are these buildings helping to improve the air quality in their neighborhoods, but in many cases they are saving money as well.

There is plenty that multi-family buildings can do to help make the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge a reality. Start by visiting the website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/challenge/multifamily-buildings.shtml and download the Handbook for Co-ops and Condos at http://www.nyc.gov/html/gbee/downloads/pdf/handbook_for_co-ops_and_condos.pdf for tips on the benefits of conservation, and how to make changes in your building that will save both energy and money.

Properties that participate in the program will receive a free mini-energy audit to help them get started. For more information, please call our in-house expert Vice President + Architect Peter Lampen at 212-370-9200 or email peter.lampen@ellimanpm.com.

Help build a cleaner New York City: Take the Carbon Challenge!

Visit nyc.gov and download the handbook to learn what Co-op and Condo owners can do to help reduce carbon emissions and improve the City's air quality.

Visit nyc.gov and download the handbook to learn what Co-op and Condo owners can do to help reduce carbon emissions and improve the City’s air quality.

 

Receive—and Pay—Your Monthly Bill Online

Join our DEPM ‘going green’ movement: sign up to receive your monthly statement via email, and pay electronically. To sign up for our e-bill service, email us at ebill@ellimanpm.com and include your full name, your eight-digit account number as it appears on your monthly statement, and your email address. You will receive an email
confirmation once your account has been updated.
To pay online, just go to ellimanpm.com and click on the Make Payments link, which will take you to our partner, RentPayment.com, the largest payment processor in the real estate industry. Once you have set up your account, you can log in with your own
user name and password, and choose your payment options. Use the “e-check” option to make your payment directly from your bank account free of charge. Or
pay by credit or debit card, using Visa, MasterCard or Discover for a 2.5% service
charge. Either way, you can pay monthly or set up automatic payments. You can
even set up payment reminders to be sent to you by email or text message. You
can view your open balance right from the website any time you want. For more
information visit the RentPayment FAQ section located on the top menu of our
website at bit.ly/19WAt.

Join the "green" revolution, and reduce your paperwork: pay your monthly bills online, and receive your bills via email.

Join the “green” revolution, and reduce your paperwork: pay your monthly bills online, and receive your bills via email.