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Climate considerations for builders

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2012

The University of Michigan and the U.S. Green Building Council released a report February 28 indicating that building professionals need to consider how climate change might impact their projects in the future

Government Accountability Office

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

On September 15, the Government Accountability Office released a report requested by the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies warning that commitments from federal and state governments to restore the Chesapeake Bay by 2025 that were made in 2009 are now in danger due directly to funding constraints, and more indirectly to issues like climate change and land development

EE school guide released

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2011

The Department of Energy released October 12 the second installment in a series of four 50 Advanced Energy Design Guides

$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

$1.2 million for brownfields

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

The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice November 29 announcing that it will consider requests of up to $1.2 million in supplemental funding in fiscal year 2012 for state and tribal response programs to clean up brownfield sites

GAO efficiency study critical of agencies

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

On December 2, The Government Accountability Office released "Green Building: Federal Initiatives for the Nonfederal Sector Could Benefit from More Interagency Collaboration" detailing how only one-third of eleven existing initiatives within the federal agencies aimed at fostering “green building” in the nonfederal sector have performance measures

Maryland issues emergency green building regulations

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2011

On October 20, the Maryland Energy Administration released emergency regulations amending the green building tax credit

Solar Decathlon opens

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

University teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world opened the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 September 22 to showcase 19 highly energy efficient solar-powered houses

Legislation introduced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Energy-Efficient Cool Roof Jobs Act (S. 1575) September 19

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