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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


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


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


Green building investment hotspots
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Singapore, South Korea, USA, Australia, Germany
  • July 8 2012

Lux Research released a study July 5 finding that the United States, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, and Germany are the top global hotspots for green building investment


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


Support for leed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 29 2012

Over 1,200 businesses, building professionals, environmental organizations, unions, cities, and individuals asked the General Services Administration July 25 to continue supporting the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system


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


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