A City Council proposal to encourage building projects that create as much energy as they use is due to be unveiled in the fall — but developers warned it may not be practical. “Boston has an incredible building boom. We have an opportunity and responsibility to put forward environmentally friendly development,” Councilor Matt O’Malley said. “It’s about incentives. I want this to be about carrots, not sticks.” O’Malley’s proposal, which is not yet finalized, would provide incentives to developers who build so-called “net-zero” projects, largely through the zoning code. O’Malley said he and a group of councilors, city officials, climate advocates and construction industry representatives have been meeting to come up with the right way to go forward. He said the first of several proposals will likely be brought before the council in October or November. Read entire article.