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The new Towson City Center project

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2010

The Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Credits for LEED certification are the major reason why LEED-certified buildings are believed to lead to greater employee health, productivity, and morale

Ohio’s green building movement: another competitor helps open the door to sustainable projects

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 20 2008

The introduction of another “green” building rating system into the U.S. market may increase accessibility to green building technologies

California fighting back to save PACE program

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 21 2010

On July 14, 2010, California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (California v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, N.D. Cal., No. 10-3084), claiming that the government-sponsored enterprises are thwarting the State’s PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs, which encourage homeowners to make their homes more energy and water efficient

Defendants in RCRA lawsuit may not pursue CERCLA contribution claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 10 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that defendants in a RCRA lawsuit who are not defendants in a CERCLA action may not pursue CERCLA contribution claims against other potentially responsible parties (PRPs

California updates energy use disclosure requirements

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 14 2013

After a short delay in implementation by the California Energy Commission, California's new energy use disclosure requirements will commence on July

Suit challenging leed certification dismissed

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 12 2011

A U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Green Building Council violated the false advertising provision of the Lanham Act because the plaintiffs a building professional, an architect, and an engineer were not competitors and lacked standing to bring the suit without a demonstration of a damaged commercial interest

Richmond casino case: how early is too early for CEQA?

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 15 2010

In Parchester Village Neighborhood Council v. City of Richmond, the California Court of Appeal recently held that the City of Richmond’s decision to enter into a Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) with a Native American tribe did not constitute a “project” requiring California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, even though the agreement effectively committed the City to a particular course of action

Ashley II holdings require caution

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2013

On April 4, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a much anticipated decision in PCS Nitrogen, Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston LLC, No

Green building project opportunities bring legal risks

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 7 2010

According to McGraw-Hill Construction, the value of the green building market is expected to grow from $55-$71 billion in 2010 to $135 billion by 2015

Environmental due diligence issues clarified by EPA for 2013 and beyond tenants and other operators beware

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 7 2013

This Alert updates you on newly released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance relevant to help manage environmental liabilities and develop