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America’s outgoing mayors are leaving behind a green legacy. Whereas Michael Bloomberg spurred growth of parkland in New York and Antonio Villaraigosa championed public transit in Los Angeles, Boston’s Thomas Menino may be remembered most for spearheading net-energy-positive infill housing. In March 2011 Mayor Menino introduced the E+ Green Building Program to encourage regenerative multifamily development. Alongside that announcement he issued a challenge to private-sector teams to submit regenerative designs for three municipally owned lots, with development rights to the parcels at stake. Slide Show Photo © Silvia Illia-Sheldahl ----- Advertising ----- Ribbon cutting at the most recently completed of these E+ demonstration projects took place in December. Located in the Woodbourne section of Jamaica Plain, the pair of 3-story townhouses was produced by Boston-based GFC ...

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