Requires all new buildings that require a Certificate of Occupancy must meet the appropriate Green Area Ratio (GAR) based on the zoning district.
Requires all new buildings to have 15% of the roof space as solar panels or 30% of the roof space as a Living (green) Roof. Requires new buildings in SOMA to have 15% of the roof space as solar panels and 50% of the roof space as a Living Roof.
New buildings with a net building area of 20,000 square feet or more must have an ecoroof that covers 100% of the building area.
New developments, redevelopments and construction sites must have a landscaping plan that achieves the green factor, adding elements that include green roofs.
New buildings and existing buildings undergoing major renovations in specific occupancy groups defined in the New York City Building Code are required to have a 100% of the available roof space as a sustainable roofing zone.
Requires new buildings, new additions to buildings and existing buildings over 25,000 sf to have a cool roof and comply with one other Green Building requirement, which may include green roofs.
Requires applicable development projects earn at least 100 points by implementing select sustainable strategies, including green roofs.
Outlines regulations, incentives, and best practices for encouraging green roofs in localities.