DC B22-0437 | 2017-2018 | 22nd Council


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Introduced on September 19 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-12-13 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced, this bill requires that beginning on January 1, 2020, all new or substantially residential buildings with 4 or fewer dwelling units shall include solar-ready zones, possess sufficient roof load capacity to hold a solar system, and include clear pathways for routing electric conduits or plumbing from the solar-ready zone to the electrical service panel or hot water system. Similarly, new or substantially renovated commercial properties with 5 or more dwelling units must include an on-site renewable energy system capable of generating at least 10% of the building's energy needs. The bill specifies that the Mayor may exempt buildings in either category, and that a building may receive an exemption without a determination from the Mayor.

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Solar Ready Roofs And Sustainable Development Amendment Act Of 2017



2017-12-13CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2017-11-24CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2017-09-29CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B22-0437 Published in the DC Register
2017-09-19CouncilReferred to Committee on Transportation and the Environment
2017-09-19CouncilIntroduced in Committee of the Whole

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