NY City Council Relaxes Green Building Rules

Law360, New York (April 30, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve changes to the city's zoning code in order to remove various hurdles for developers and building owners to incorporating “green” elements such as solar energy systems, storm water recycling and rooftop gardens into their properties.

The zoning changes, recommended by a task force commissioned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2008 to encourage greener building practices, relax some of the the size and placement regulations for energy saving devices such as solar panels, wind turbines and...
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