By David Anderson
Any permanently installed green feature such as vegetated green roofs or renewable energy systems including solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and geothermal systems must be reviewed by the City of Chicago's Green Permits division of Developer Services prior to a permit intake meeting. This is not just for projects that are part of the Green Permit Program but any project with these elements.
To Avoid delays and frustration, check with Developer Services with your renewable energy features well in advance of scheduling any intake meeting with the city. Wind turbines will require a separate zoning approval.