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Use of green technologies in landmarked buildings.
Committee on Housing and Buildings
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A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of greentechnologies in landmarked buildings.
The Public Advocate (Mr. de Blasio), Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Annabel Palma, James Sanders,Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Rosie Mendez, James G. VanBramer
Introduced by CouncilCity Council9/29/2010*Referred to Comm by CouncilCity Council9/29/2010*
Int. No. 357ByThePublicAdvocate(Mr.DeBlasio)andCouncilMembersJames,Lander,Palma,SandersJr.,Seabrook,Williams, Rodriguez, Mendez and Van Bramer ALocalLawtoamendtheadministrativecodeofthecityofNewYork,inrelationtotheuseofgreentechnologies in landmarked buildings.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The Council finds that historic buildings are consideredinherently sustainable because they were traditionally designed with attention to features that responded toclimate and site. These features often lead to substantial energy savings for landmarked buildings as comparedto newer buildings. While green building techniques and density goals are seen as a justification by some for tearing down usable buildings and squandering their energy and inherent greenness, preservation keeps our history and culture alive while also enabling us to learn from the methods and practices of those who came before us.The Council finds that our current laws, however, prevent the City from furthering the often green
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