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Raising the Roof

How to get more developers to build green: give them extra zoning credit! New City Council legislation passed today allows solar electric equipment to be excluded from building height rules. Sorry, neighbors! The City Council also passed legislation that will require new and altered construction to have a white coating on the roof, instead of the current silver one. At least that will save DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri from repainting duty. [Crain's]