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 ...Read 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 ...
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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.
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What started out as a pedestrian piece of legislation that then became a controversial headline-maker that would have scrapped the most popular form of sustainable building certification for North Carolina government projects has morphed yet again.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.
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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 »
Langtree at the Lake’s developers say they’re focused on not just adhering to — but surpassing — environmental regulations as site work on the first phase of their nearly 400-acre project comes to a close. In the meantime, environmentalists are ...Read More »