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Buildings performance database launched
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2013

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy launched its Buildings Performance Database June 17. The database


RE leasing streamlined
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

The Department of Interior finalized a rule last week that will streamline the leasing approval process on tribal land to encourage increased commercial development like renewable energy projects


Renewed commitment to ee legislation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said November 27 that they are preparing an aggressive push for their energy efficiency legislation in the next Congress


Building design standards to be released tomorrow
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

The Department of Energy is expected to publish July 9 a final rule setting energy efficiency design standards for new federal commercial and


Report on real estate industry energy use
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 26 2013

The Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center's August 22 Greenprint Performance Report found that 3,232 real estate properties reduced their energy


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

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


BLM faulted for poor management of renewables
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2012

The Interior Department inspector general issued a report June 12 arguing that the Bureau of Land Management could improve its renewable energy program by more efficiently collecting rental fees on land it manages, clarifying bond guidance, and implementing a competitive bidding process on projects


Building Operations Excellence
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • 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


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


Sustainable communities strategy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 20 2011

The Southern California Association of Governments announced last week that it will present to local elected officials December 1 a regional transportation plan that includes a sustainable communities strategy for the first time