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White House initiative to help expand energy-efficient building retrofitting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

Building on the administration’s proposal to retrofit commercial buildings with energy efficient technologies, the Obama Administration unveiled June 30 a similar initiative, “Better Buildings Challenge,” that will solicit large-scale, green building commitments, and provide financing and technical assistance


States required to review building energy efficiency codes
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

On July 19, the DoE issued a final notice of determination requiring states to review their energy efficiency codes for residential and commercial buildings, and potentially update them


California enacts property tax exclusion to incentivize development of solar energy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

California enacted legislation (A.B. 15), which clarifies the construction of an active solar energy system on new property is not considered “newly constructed” property, and, therefore, is not subject to ad valorem taxation


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


New technologies and infrastructure for commercial and industrial buildings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

ML Strategies hosted an Environmental Business Council panel in Boston earlier this summer to discuss the latest technologies and programs in energy efficiency for commercial and industrial buildings


San Francisco’s existing commercial buildings energy performance ordinance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

Ordinance 17-11, passed February 8, 2011, amends the San Francisco Environment Code and requires owners of existing nonresidential buildings to conduct energy-efficiency audits and file annual energy benchmark summaries for their properties


Michigan makes changes to the brownfield tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 14 2011

Michigan implemented changes into the total amount of the brownfield tax credit


$175 million for sustainable communities
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 19 2011

The Department of Transportation announced the availability of $175 million in merit-based grants to promote livable communities June 16


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