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Building Operations Excellence

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2012

The Departments of Commerce and Energy announced June 19 selections for three Centers for Building Operations Excellence that will receive $1.3 million to create and deploy programs aimed at training current and incoming building operators

Green building ratings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 10 2013

The General Services Administration issued findings February 6 from a federal government review of green building ratings systems and is seeking

LEED 101

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 1 2011

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an independent, third-party green building certification system that promotes sustainable building and development practices by defining and measuring “green buildings.”

Michigan makes changes to the brownfield tax credit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • August 14 2011

Michigan implemented changes into the total amount of the brownfield tax credit

Building resilience initiative

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2012

On June 21, the Green Building Council, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI International, the World Bank, the Eye on Earth Summit, the Earth Council Alliance of Rio de Janeiro, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Program on Energy, Resources, and the Environment together announced the launch of the Global Initiative on Urban Resilience with the goal of fostering building and infrastructure development that will make cities more resilient against climate change

Compliance with Local Law 84, phase one of a greener, greater New York City

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 18 2011

By May 1, 2011, New Yorkers had to embrace a new term in their collective lexicon: benchmarking

$4 billion for buildings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 4 2011

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton announced $4 billion in federal and private green building investments December 2

Building winner announced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • November 6 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency announced November 2 that the University of Central Florida is the winner of the 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings

New building efficiency coalition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • November 6 2011

On November 3, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Real Estate Roundtable, and the United States Green Building Council announced the formation of the Coalition for Better Buildings to push for myriad energy efficiency policies and initiatives

Minimums for EE building deductions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 26 2012

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance February 23 providing an additional set of energy savings percentages for owners or lessees of energy efficiency commercial buildings seeking certification for their properties to use to qualify for partial tax code Section 179D deduction