It is relatively easier to stuff new building projects with the ‘green’ features. I’ll tell you what is not easy for the developers, and that is getting a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification (any skeptics can check out these guidelines). And once the company has got its building LEED-certified, the prices are bound to go up. Extell Development has managed to secure LEED certification for The Lucida and has started selling these condominiums. With 26 points listed on website as features for smarter living, and a certification for the same, these condos are not cheap and are being sold for 2.6 million dollars and up. The 21-storeyed building has been designed by the famous architects Cook+Fox. The façade of Lucida is all glass; the frit glass freely allowing the passage of natural light. Right from the construction stage, Lucida has been imbued with eco-friendliness. The interiors of condos have been designed by S. Russell Groves and all the 110 units ooze class and elegance. So if you’re in New York and have spare $2.26 million, you’re most welcome to move up the charts on eco-friendly living. Eco consciousness has its price I guess, especially when coupled with luxury.