This local law adds three definitions to Title 11 chapter 2 subchapter 2 of the Administrative Code. The definitions are “green roof”, “solar panel roof”, and “white roof”. The bill also adds installation of a “green roof’, “solar panel roof” and a white roof” as an improvement that would qualify for reextension of exemption and tax abatement pursuant to J-51.
- Laid Over in Committee
Int. No. 961
By Council Members Constantinides, Brannan, Koslowitz, Yeger, Cohen, Rivera and Ayala (at the request of the Manhattan Borough President)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to extending J-51 benefits to owners of multiple dwellings for green roofs.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision a of section 11-243 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new paragraphs 9, 10 and 11 to read as follows:
9. “Green roof” means a roofing system covered with vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane.
10. “Solar panel roof” means a roofing system that utilizes solar panels or a photovoltaic device.
11. “White roof” means a roofing system that utilizes white paint to reflect radiation back into space.
§ 2. Subdivision b of section 11-243 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 11 to read as follows:
; or (11) the installation or alteration of a green roof, solar panel roof, or a white roof.
§3. This local law takes effect immediately.