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Old Posted Nov 8, 2017, 7:16 PM
denconyny denconyny is offline
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Yesterday, it appears that Denver became one of few cities in the nation (it appears that it will pass, but all ballots aren't counted yet) to have a Green Roofs Initiative. The wording of the passed ballot is a follows:

Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt a measure that requires every building and any roof replacement of a building with a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater, or a building addition that causes the building to become 25,000 square feet or greater, constructed after January 1, 2018, shall include a green roof or combination of green roof and solar energy collection; while also requiring proper permits and maintenance plans, establishing construction standards and a technical advisory group, and publishing construction guidelines and best practices; also allowing for exemptions and requiring enforcement with violations and penalties?

If it ever really gets built, how will this new requirement impact the design/appearance of Denver's new proposed supertall pictured below

as well as a lot of highrise projects still on the boards? Will this new regulation put a damper on all of the boom that Denver's been experiencing lately?

Time will tell, eh?

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