New Solar Energy requirement and town-wide LEED standards

On November 27, 2018 we adopted solar requirements per ordinance -the first in the state. Our Zoning Ordinance now requires solar energy (photovoltaics) to be installed on a new Special Permit building with 10,000 square feet of commercial or industrial usage, or residential units of 10 or more, to cover 50% of the roof and 90% of the garage space, or a ground mounted or roof top system. 

Town Council also extended LEED Silver Certifiability requirements to new large projects throughout Watertown, from the previous requirement initially limited to RMUD zoning.