WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a North Carolina statute of repose overrides national environmental laws. But attorneys say that while the ruling in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger against a community of North Carolina homeowners who discovered ...Read More »
Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham and City Council members John Autry, David Howard, Patsy Kinsey, Vi Lyles and LaWana Mayfield were on hand to celebrate the winners of Sustain Charlotte’s third annual sustainability awards on April ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – For the past two and a half years, developers have had the option to pay a fee to the city to avoid installing stormwater mitigation on redevelopment sites across the city. This alternative was available to developers through ...Read More »
Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
Tagged with: Civic By Design cluster conservation subdivisions Dawn Blobaum Doug Boone Greener PRospects higher density development Jack Simoneau National Association of Home Builders new urban Randall Arendt residential development Stratford Hall Tom LowRead More »
MONROE – A new 20-mile toll road is still the best option for relieving traffic congestion along U.S. 74 in Union County, according to a revised report issued recently by federal and state highway officials. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization Kym Hunter Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization Monroe Bypass N.C. Department of Transportation National Environmental Policy Act Southern Environmental Law Center Union CountyRead More »
Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide. The company started selling solar panels made by China's Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in coming months, it said.Read More »
Argand Energy Solutions has selected a Canadian firm to install 7,700 solar modules for an array being assembled in Louisburg, about 30 miles northeast of Raleigh.Read More »
This year, significantly fewer Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects specified the use of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A recent report issued by GreenBiz Group found FSC wood was used in only 26 percent of new LEED construction in 2011, down from 41 percent last year.Read More »
The Charlotte City Council has rejected a proposed change to the Post Construction Controls Ordinance that would remove what city staff members says is a duplicative natural area requirement. The vote was 7-2 against, with Councilmen David Howard and Andy ...Read More »