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Vapor intrusion: new rules by the EPA
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

Jeff Porter discusses the significantly stricter guidelines by the EPA regarding vapor intrusion and what builders and developers


D.C. leads in LEED
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 27 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council released rankings January 23 showing that Washington, D.C. significantly leads the country in the amount of building


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


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


Federal housing administration move on PACE showcases program’s possible impact
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 3 2015

On August 24, President Obama directed the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to allow homeowners to purchase and refinance properties with


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


New LEED rating system opposed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2012

Eight House Democrats and 48 House Republicans sent a letter to the General Services Administration May 18 saying that proposed changes to a third-party rating system to certify green buildings place arbitrary restrictions on chemicals used in building products and could drive up building costs


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


Risks increasing for properties with chlorinated solvent contamination
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 6 2012

For properties where chlorinated solvents have been released, new regulatory challenges and related liability concerns are increasing as a result of controversial human health studies recently published by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA


No more opting out of rule for renovation of buildings containing lead paint
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

On June 22, 2012, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) removal of the opt-out provision for work that disturbs lead-based paint in pre-1978 housing