160A-383.4.  Local energy efficiency incentives.

(a)        Land-Use Development Incentives. - Counties and municipalities, for the purpose of reducing the amount of energy consumption by new development, and thereby promoting the public health, safety, and welfare, may adopt ordinances to grant a density bonus, make adjustments to otherwise applicable development requirements, or provide other incentives to a developer or builder within the county or municipality and its extraterritorial planning jurisdiction if the developer or builder agrees to construct new development or reconstruct existing development in a manner that the county or municipality determines, based on generally recognized standards established for such purposes, makes a significant contribution to the reduction of energy consumption.

(b)        Repealed by Session Laws 2009-95, s. 1, effective June 11, 2009.  (2007-241, ss. 1, 2; 2008-22, s. 1; 2009-95, s. 1.)