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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

Federal lands energy bills

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 20 2012

The House Natural Resources Committee approved three bills May 16 to hasten planning, leasing, and permitting for energy projects on federal onshore lands

$4 billion for buildings

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

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

Green leasing

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

The Energy Department launched the Green Lease Library March 20, an online resource to help the commercial building sector implement green leases, or rental agreements that encourage energy efficiency

Building resilience initiative

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Judicial streamlining legislation signed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed two bills September 27 to streamline the environmental review process for a proposed 72,000-seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles and other large statewide projects

Energy Star buildings list

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency released information April 11 concluding that Los Angeles leads U.S. cities in the number of Energy Star-certified buildings with 659 in 2011

Building winner announced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Re-tuning buildings course

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

As part of a five year pilot program, the Department of Energy announced March 5 the availability of an online training course to help building owners, operators, contractors, and students re-tune commercial buildings

New building efficiency coalition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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