Keep the front of your building shaded and protected. Take care of the street trees along your property line and on sidewalks near your building. Planters or rain gardens along your property line and in courtyards can help absorb some of the rainwater that collects on your property.
NYC Green House is an HPD program designed to help building owners reduce the amount of water used by the residents as well as the water used to operate their buildings. Whether renovating units, replacing mechanicals or maintaining these residential buildings, NYC Green House provides access to tax credits, rebates and incentives that help lower water usage, as well as some easy tips for residents and maintenance staff that can lower your water bills.