Arvada, CO, Design Guidelines for Olde Town Arvada

Arvada, CO

solar energy

The city's Design Guidelines for its historic district include a section on Energy Conservation and Generation that provides design guidelines for minimizing visual impacts of solar panels on the character of properties (§3.77). This includes illustrations of preferred and acceptable locations on a sample building.

The guidelines also provide guidelines for new and infill construction that emphasize encouraging appropriate solar collectors and maximizing solar access for all properties (§5.10-5.15, 5.18).

Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Guide
Jurisdiction: Municipality
Tool Type: Design Guidelines
Solar Practice: Supports Accessory Solar Energy Use
Supports Solar Access Protections
Supports Solar Siting
Addresses Competing Priorities
Type of Place: City
Population Range: 100K to 250K
Population Density: 3,000-4,999/square mile
Community Type: Suburban
Topic: Energy
Region: Mountain
Taxonomy Master Topics: Solar Energy Policy
Format: Knowledgebase Resource