Proposed New York City zoning revamp encourages rooftop solar and wind energy

New zoning regulation proposals to make it easier for building owners in New York City to make their structures more sustainable have entered the public approval process.

New York City sustainable construction
New zoning regulation proposals to make it easier for building owners in New York City to make their structures more sustainable have entered the public approval process.
December 22, 2011

New zoning regulation proposals to make it easier for building owners in New York City to make their structures more sustainable have entered the public approval process.

Proposed changes include allowing owners to build thicker walls to accommodate external insulation, allowing the installation of solar panels even if they would add more height to a building than zoning rules allow, and allowing wind turbines to rise up to 55 feet above, or up to half the height of the building, on the rooftop of commercial and industrial buildings taller than 100 feet.

Click here to learn more about the New York City zoning requirements. BD+C

         
 

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