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City of Burlington (VT) Zoning Regulations and Development Review Standards; Solar Zoning

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Within its Development Review Standards Article in its Zoning Code, Burlington, Vermont includes provisions to encourage solar energy system installations. A major goal in Burlington is to support the use of renewable energy resources, including maximizing solar access within an applicant’s site plan. Maximizing solar access is not limited to only residential or actual building projects, but also where public space is provided as an amenity to the site plan; the open space shall be sited on the parcel to maximize solar exposure. Additionally, solar panels are encouraged along with light color ballast or roof membranes, split roof clerestories, planted or “green” roof technologies and gray water collection.