We’re big fans of trees here on the Denver Post editorial board, but we’re asking voters to reject Initiated Ordinance 300, which would force owners of many buildings to install rooftop gardens or solar panels. Residents should thank environmental activists for raising awareness to the usefulness of gardens atop buildings, but they should reject this […]
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has formally opposed Initiative 300, a ballot measure that would require building owners to make changes to their properties incorporating “green roof” amenities. Hancock’s office earlier this week issued a statement to members of the Denver City Council voicing his opposition to the measure, a citizen-initiated ordinance certified by the Denver […]
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is opposing a citizen initiative on the November ballot that would require most new city buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to have gardens, solar panels or other “green roof” components, saying it “goes too far too fast.” “While green roofs support many sustainability objectives, Initiative 300 is not the […]
An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities that will appear on the city’s ballot this November, has met strong opposition from the commercial real estate industry, concerned about the negative impact the proposed ordinance could have on Denver. The ordinance would require all new commercial buildings over […]
SEATTLE, WA – This isn’t your typical brush fire. A garden on the rooftop of a notable downtown Seattle skyscraper caught fire Monday night. According to pictures from the incident, it appears that some tall grasses in the garden were a main part of the fire The fire was reported just after 7 p.m. Monday […]
The best thing that can be said for a proposed “green roofs” ballot initiative in Denver is that it would address problems of genuine concern. Big cities do in fact function as “urban heat islands” that boost temperatures (especially at night) by several degrees compared to rural areas and thus require more energy and water […]