Updating existing buildings upon purchase
Perhaps the biggest dilemma of all, though, is deciding whether to build a new home or buy an existing home. Let’s examine the differences between the two so you can be in your new home in no time. For starters, in many cases, it’s cheaper than building a new home.Even if the home needs some upgrades, you have the choice to delay the upgrades and allow yourself time to budget.If the cost for making these additional “interior” or “exterior” elements accessible exceeds 20% of construction costs then a “disproportionate cost” may be determined.Per the ADA, the additional amount you are required to spend over the construction costs would be maximum 20%.If you purchase a home and make upgrades, you can turn around and sell it for a profit.Depending on how time-consuming and expensive the upgrades cost, it could be well worth your time to consider this option.And if that existing home is poorly constructed or simply outdated, how will that impact me over time?
This is called the “Specific Area of Alteration” clause.It was developed to address the “we don’t have the money” objection that many organizations face when trying to implement energy efficiency projects, and to help you translate energy savings into “financial speak.” It’s the result of proven field experiences that have been used to sell energy efficiency projects to decision-makers around the country.And it uses simple financial arguments familiar to all financial managers.If your home needs some work, it’s going to cost you time and money.The New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) is comprised of New York City local laws and the current Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS).