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Michigan proposal review report
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2013

On April 4, the Sierra Club released its report, "The State of Detroit's Environment: An Initial Assessment Using the Framework of Environmental


Congress considers increasing incentives for commercial and multifamily building energy efficiency retrofits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

Commercial buildings consume 36 percent of all U.S. electricity each year. This consumption costs $190 billion and is responsible for 18 percent of U


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


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


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


Federal lands energy development assessed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 8 2011

The Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management and Agriculture Department's Forestry Service released a report May 6 that summarizes the status of energy development of federal lands


Battle of the buildings announced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 8 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a competition May 2 among commercial, medical, educational, and public buildings to reduce energy use


Court rejects challenge to FHFA directive
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 11 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled November 9 that a 2010 Federal Housing Finance Agency directive regarding the financing of local clean energy programs by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is not tantamount to a rulemaking that can be challenged in court


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


Better Buildings Challenge partners
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Obama Administration announced June 26 that 36 states, local governments, and school districts have joined President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge