01 May '12, 11am

Q. and A.: Greening the City's Zoning Rules

Q. and A.: Greening the City's Zoning Rules

Howard Slatkin: We worked closely with architects, engineers, developers and other experts to identify the zoning obstacles to building or retrofitting green buildings. For example, a residential building wanted to add solar panels on its rooftop but couldn’t receive a permit to do this because they would exceed the maximum permitted height. As part of an affordable housing rehabilitation project, an architect wanted to add insulation outside the building and keep the tenants in place during the work, but zoning didn’t allow this because zoning would have counted insulation toward the building’s floor area, bringing it over the allowed maximum. A homeowner wanted to add a green roof on top of the row house he was renovating but was told that this would exceed a height limit. Zone Green will allow extra “floor area” for building insulation, allow any building to place solar...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/q-and-a-greenin...

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10 food rules to live by

10 food rules to live by

mnn.com 02 May '12, 10pm

3. Rely on the perfect egg for protein. Pastured eggs provide a triple benefit to people and the planet. Eggs are among th...

#Green Your Home: 6 Steps to “Greening” Your Roof - Re-roofing presents possibly the best opportunity since the hous...

#Green Your Home: 6 Steps to “Greening” Your Ro...

greenhomeguide.com 02 May '12, 5pm

Most residential solar installations go on the roof. Why? Putting the solar panels up on the roof gets them out of the way...

Q: Is it a penalty if you remove loose impediments from a drop zone? A: #rulesguy

Q: Is it a penalty if you remove loose impedime...

golf.com 01 May '12, 8pm

I hit my ball into a water hazard and went to take a drop in the designated drop zone. Before I dropped my ball, I swept a...

New rules set more specific smoke-free areas

New rules set more specific smoke-free areas

airforcetimes.com 30 Apr '12, 12pm

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/04/air-force-new-rules-set-more-specific-smoke-free-areas-043012/ New rules set mor...

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usgbc-ncc.org 03 May '12, 6pm

Using case studies from their extensive portfolio of work, this team of experts will provide real life examples of energy ...

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taxifarefinder.com 02 May '12, 8pm

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