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Real estate’s ‘Green Queen’

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One recent week, the "Green Queen" and faithful sidekick "Chester the Jester" could be found chatting with President Obama about retrofitting the White House to make it more energy-efficient. In another week, the Queen is seen advising her friend, Meg A. Watt, to get an energy audit on a New York brownstone she's eager to buy. Later, the Queen and Chester are off (in a hot-air balloon) to the global-warming conference in Copenhagen. The Green Queen and her companions are the pixie-ish creations of Manhattan real estate agent Susan Singer, who dreamed them up to star in a colorful online comic strip about environmental issues. "I put green in everything I do," says Singer, who is a senior vice president and associate broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate. She's made it her niche, both personally and professionally. Whether she's handing out energy-saving compact-fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to every resident in the massive London Terrace co-op ...