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Chicago, IL Density Bonuses for Green Roofs
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Healthy Communities, Density    
Green roofs are periodically inspected by the Department of Zoning. The floor area bonus for qualifying green roofs is calculated as follows: Bonus FAR = (area of roof landscaping in excess of 50% of net roof area ÷ lot area) × 0.30 × Base FAR... Read More
Carrboro, North Carolina Tree Requirements
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Healthy Communities, Climate Change Planning    
North Carolina
Town of Carrboro, North Carolina sets requirements for tree retention and protection in parking lots, new developments, and more. There is a tree canopy coverage minimum for every lot or tract for which a zoning, special use, or conditional use permit is issued. Residential developments must meet a minimum of 40% lot coverage. If existing canopy is less than this, additional trees should be planted. Increasing trees acts as “air conditioning for cities” and can help mitigate Urban Heat Island. No pavement can be closer than 15 feet to the trunk.. Read More
Sustainable Westchester
Date Added: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Intermunicipal Agreements, Recycling, Solar Energy, Water Resource Protection, Natural Resource Protection & Conservation, Complete Streets    
New York
Regional - Multiple Municipalities
Sustainable Westchester is a consortium of Westchester County local governments that facilitates effective sustainability initiatives; engages community stakeholders; and shares tools, resources, and incentives to create healthier and more vibrant and attractive communities. Sustainable Westchester is a merger of the successful and popular Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC) and Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (SWEAC)... Read More
County of Kent, Maryland Renewable Energy Task Force
Date Added: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Local Boards, Solar Energy    
In response to state and federal initiatives to reduce energy consumption and increase energy production from renewables, Kent County created its Renewable Energy Task Force to study and evaluate the benefits of renewable energy generation at multiple scales, make recommendations about appropriate renewable energy technologies, and propose policy changes and ordinance amendments. In 2011, the Task Force successfully proposed amendments to the County Code, adding both permitted use and special exception provisions for small-scale solar energy sy.. Read More
Town of DeWitt, New York Sustainability Plan & Solar Task Force
Date Added: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Green Buildings & Energy Efficiency, Local Boards, Solar Energy    
New York
In 2010, the Town of DeWitt, New York adopted a Sustainability Policy that stated goals and related planning initiatives to increase the Town's environmental sustainability. Following this, the Town adopted a Sustainability Plan in 2014 to provide GHG emission reduction strategies for achieving Sustainability Policy goals and to guide municipal operations. The Sustainability Policy presents a goal to “review and revise Town codes, plans and policies to support energy efficiency, renewable energy systems and green practices.” Its related plann.. Read More
Dobbs Ferry, New York Energy Task Force
Date Added: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Local Boards, Solar Energy, Zoning    
New York
The Dobbs Ferry Energy Task Force helps the Village of Dobbs Ferry become more sustainable through energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives; waste reduction and recycling; increased walking, bicycling, and transit use; and appropriate land use. The Task Force has: • Obtained NYSERDA and NYPA grants to identify and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and continues to seek funding opportunities for similar measures; • Published the Village’s 2017 Climate Action Plan aimed at reducing the Village’s greenhouse gas .. Read More
The Land Use Stabilization Wedge Strategy: Shifting Ground to Mitigate Climate Change
Date Added: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Emissions, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Land Use Planning, Local Environmental Law, Local Governance, Solar Energy, Wind Energy    
State: Not Applicable
This article by John R. Nolon was published in William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review. The article describes how local governments, through the clever application of existing land use techniques, can mitigate climate change. This strategic path follows one developed by Princeton professor Robert Socolow, who identified and described fifteen categories for organizing society's climate change mitigation efforts. Five of Socolow's strategic categories fall within the reach of local land use authority: reduced use of vehicles, energy effi.. Read More
Town of New Pattonsburg Declaration of Community Responsibilities, Covenants, and Restrictions
Date Added: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Energy Efficiency & Conservation    
NOTE: This ordinance was not adopted by the Town of New Pattonsburg This ordinance would have done many things including lay out specific energy conservation requirements, however it was not adopted, and so has not yet been tested in practice. .. Read More
City of Albuquerque Solar Permit Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Solar Energy    
New Mexico
This ordinance was created to clarify the rights people have in terms of using solar power. Specifically, there are limits to the creation of solar power rights, as well as a permitting and recording requirements... Read More
Effects of the Built Environment on Transportation: Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Other Factors
Date Added: Monday, July 20, 2015
Emissions, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Transit Oriented Development (TOD)    
State: Not Applicable
U.S. Federal
This report is part of a series of report and tools developed as a part of the U.S. Department of Energy Transportation Energy Futures project. There is a substantial amount of literature that examines the relationship between the built environment, travel, and energy use and this report reviews and summarizes it. It was developed with the intent to inform national policy experts and decision makers about how changes to land use and the built environment could reduce transportation energy use and identifies possible federal actions that effect .. Read More