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A news item that slipped under the national radar back in January is about to pay off: Large new houses in Boulder County, Colo., will be required to meet a zero-net energy standard, beginning next month.
Boulder voters and officials have long kicked around the idea of banning new homes over 5,000 square feet, as resource hogs. Property rights advocates have protested that wealthy residents ought to be free to do with their own property what they wish. The compromise has been to allow large new homes — as long as they generate their own energy.
Another first for Boulder?
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