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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


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


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


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


DC building efficiency reporting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 27 2013

The District of Columbia's Department of Environment published a regulation January 16 requiring owners or property managers to evaluate the energy


$96 million for sustainable communities
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 27 2011

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Grants program, a cooperative effort between HUD, the Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency, announced November 21 that communities, agencies, and regions across the country will receive almost $96 million in federal funding under the 2011 program


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


LEED 101
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an independent, third-party green building certification system that promotes sustainable building and development practices by defining and measuring “green buildings.”


Green leasing: playing defense
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

While green building and building energy efficiency have become more important for property owners and tenants in recent years, for many tenants with complex space requirements, deadlines for moving to new space, and limited budgets, a green building or a green lease simply can’t be the top priority