Green Benefits? 'None' Concedes Developer

the Kalahari in Harlem, NYC
the Kalahari in Harlem, NYC

You see them advertised all over: those shiny new buildings that are both luxurious and eco-friendly. But does buying a "green" unit make you better off? Not according to the developer of one such condo project.

A building in Harlem advertises itself as "the hybrid home," where "luxury meets green." I recently asked the developer to explain what economic advantage his building's green features had given to its buyers.

His answer? "None."

Ah, the things people say when they don't know you're a reporter (though I was holding one of those flipbook notebooks).