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Green building standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The General Services Administration announced last week that it will issue a recommendation this fall on whether the federal government should continue using a third-party certification system as the primary federal standard for green buildings


Solar Decathlon opens
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

University teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world opened the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 September 22 to showcase 19 highly energy efficient solar-powered houses


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


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


US Green Building Council report on job creation potential
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

On January 18, the U.S. Green Building Council released Better Buildings Through Executive Action: Leveraging Existing Authorities to Promote Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Multifamily, Residential, and Commercial Buildings, which estimates that one million jobs could be created and $130 billion per year saved if the Obama administration used its executive authority to promote green buildings


LEED 101: a look at the proposed LEED update LEED 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In November 2012, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) hopes to release the next update to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building rating system, known as LEED 2012


Henry Gifford’s lawsuit against U.S. Green Building Council dismissed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

A New York federal judge has held that Henry Gifford and three other design professionals cannot sue the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for false advertising under the federal Lanham Act in connection with the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings system for buildings


Climate considerations for builders
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 4 2012

The University of Michigan and the U.S. Green Building Council released a report February 28 indicating that building professionals need to consider how climate change might impact their projects in the future