Zone Green Passes NYC Council

East, Ticker
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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THE NEW GREEN ZONING CODE WOULD ALLOW THIS DESIGN BY PERKINS+WILL FOR THE BUILDINGS=ENERGY EXHIBITION SHOWING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS TO BECOME A REALITY

New York City Planning’s Zone Green initiative cleared City Council yesterday, paving the way for new regulations and variances that will help make going green that much easier. Building owners and architects will no longer have to jump through hoops to install a green roof, add solar panels, or harness the wind for power. “The new zoning recognizes what we’ve seen people designing for their projects,” Howard Slatkin the director of sustainability for City Planning told AN back in March. Today, The Times teased out the benefits of the plan through a Q&A interview with Slatkin and Rose ComapaniesPaul Freitag.

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