Denver voters favor ambitious green roof initiative

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Voters in Denver approved Initiated Ordinance 300, which requires buildings to incorporate rooftop gardens and solar panels to increase energy efficiency. New buildings with at least 25,000 square feet will be subject to the new rules, as will older buildings that replace their roofs or expand their square footage. Mayor Michael Hancock was opposed to the measure, but said he will work to implement the rules. “We have always made a good-faith effort to implement the initiatives — once the people have spoken, that’s our job,” he told the Denver Post. [Denver Post]