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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


$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


Building efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 27 2011

The Department of Energy announced November 21 that buildings constructed to meet the 2010 version of an energy efficiency standard may reduce energy use by 18.5 compared with buildings that meet the 2007 standard


CA GHG and Green Building Order
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order No. B-18-12 April 25, requiring agencies to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent from 2010 levels by 2015 and 20 percent by 2020


Energy Star buildings list
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 15 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency released information April 11 concluding that Los Angeles leads U.S. cities in the number of Energy Star-certified buildings with 659 in 2011


EPA overreaching
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has published its decision in Sackett v. EPA, an Idaho couple’s lawsuit challenging an Environmental Protection Agency administrative order issued to the couple after they partly filled a 0.63-acre lot to build their house without first obtaining a federal permit under the Clean Water Act


BLM faulted for poor management of renewables
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2012

The Interior Department inspector general issued a report June 12 arguing that the Bureau of Land Management could improve its renewable energy program by more efficiently collecting rental fees on land it manages, clarifying bond guidance, and implementing a competitive bidding process on projects


IN home efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana repealed the state’s expired gross retail tax exemption for home energy assistant transactions March 14 while providing for a new state home energy assistance program


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