Thursday, August 30, 2007


Developers in five cities who take significant energy conservation measures in their building projects will now be eligible for incentives such as higher density allowances. The cities that requested such authority are Asheville, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, and Wilmington.

Counties and cities can now reduce building permit fees or give partial rebates to encourage construction of buildings designed to conserve energy.

The North Carolina Building Code Council has been given authority to study how much hot water lines should be insulated to achieve greater energy efficiency and will amend the North Carolina State Building Code if necessary. The council has until April 2008 to report its findings to the state Environmental Review Commission and the General Assembly.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day.



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