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$1,500 Energy Star grants for LI homebuilders

PLAINVIEW 28 Pine St. $929,000 Referred to as


28 Pine St.

Referred to as a Victorian-Colonial with a covered front porch, this 3,400- square-foot Energy Star-rated house features oak floors, moldings, wainscoting and recessed lighting. The layout of the main level, which has 9-foot ceilings, includes a formal living and dining room, a family room with a fireplace and a kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and a center island.

There are 21/2 bathrooms and four bedrooms, including a master suite. The master features a cathedral ceiling and a palladium window. The master bathroom is outfitted with a double vanity with granite countertops, a Jacuzzi and separate glass shower. Construction also includes a walk-up attic and an unfinished basement with an 8-foot ceiling. Amenities include two-zone central air-conditioning, a central vacuum and a two-car garage. The landscaped lot is 70 by 119 feet.

Listing agent: Robert Silber, Premier North Shore Homes, Woodbury, 516-658-9271 Credit: MLSLI

A state energy-efficiency grant program for builders of new homes has been revived with more than $14 million in funding, and home builders in "eligible territories of Long Island" may participate, according to an announcement Tuesday by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority..

The agency, known as NYSERDA, did not specify which areas of Long Island are eligible.

"NYSERDA today relaunched the New York Energy Star Homes program, making available $14.5 million in incentives for building new homes that are significantly more energy-efficient than required under the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code," the public benefit corporation said.

Incentives for home builders will be available through the end of the year.

The program is for newly built homes, "including single family houses, 2- to 4-unit residences, townhomes or patio homes, and low-rise, multiunit residential buildings for uses such as senior or family housing, assisted living residences, apartment-style student housing" and other structures, NYSERDA said.

"Incentives for builders are $1,250 for homes upstate and $1,500 for homes in the five counties of New York City, Westchester County and eligible territories of Long Island," the agency said.

Photo shows an Energy Star-rated house in Plainview. 

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