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DDOE issues update on energy star benchmarking regulation

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2011

The District of Columbia Green Building Act of 2006 and the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008, which establish the legislative requirements for buildings' environmental performance, require the District government to benchmark energy use for public buildings 10,000 square feet or larger

GSA's green proving ground program

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 4 2011

On April 21, 2011, the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") announced that it has selected sixteen sustainable building technologies to be tested and evaluated at a number of federal facilities throughout the country

2011 Minnesota legislative summary

  • Larkin Hoffman
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2011

Several changes have been made to Minnesota’s alcohol licensing laws

Supreme Court opens door to suits challenging federal agency actions

  • Polsinelli PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2012

On March 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision effectively broadening the circumstances under which parties may go to court to seek review from final agency actions

Ohio leads the nation in green school projects

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2011

With 315 projects, Ohio "leads the nation with more green school projects underway than any other state," according to a press release from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private non-profit organization dedicated to the development of energy-efficient buildings

Proposed amendments to the NYC zoning resolution related to parking in the Manhattan core (Community District 1-8)

  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The Department of City Planning is proposing to make far-reaching changes to Article I, Chapter 3 of the Zoning Resolution, which governs permitted parking in the Manhattan Core, which is defined as Manhattan south of 96th Street on the East Side and south of 110th Street on the West Side

Corps drops appeal over wetlands rules

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2011

As we wrote earlier, in New Hope Power Company and Okeelanta Corporation v. United States Army Corps of Engineers and Steven L. Stockton, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida enjoined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' from enforcing its guidance documents, which modified the Corps's interpretation of its wetlands regulations

Green building standards

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

The General Services Administration announced last week that it will issue a recommendation this fall on whether the federal government should continue using a third-party certification system as the primary federal standard for green buildings

Farmers' advocacy group enters foray against solar energy siting

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 5 2012

On October 31, 2011, the California Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the Superior Court in Fresno County for a peremptory writ of mandate and filed a complaint for injunctive relief to force the County to reverse its recent cancellation of a Williamson Act contract

Despite dismissal, merits of Gifford v. USGBC still being weighed

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

Because hospitality developers are increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, to comply with the LEED rating system, we have been keeping an eye on Gifford v. U.S. Green Building Council