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The LEED v4 (formerly LEED 2012) controversy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) aspires to update its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system every few years, with a goal of continuously improving its sustainable building standards


CA solar property tax
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 7 2012

The California State Board of Equalization issued recently final draft guidelines explaining the new construction property tax exclusion for active solar energy systems


2011-2012 Massachusetts legislative session
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

The formal legislative session for 2011-2012 concluded on July 31st


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


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


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


Better Buildings Challenge partners
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Obama Administration announced June 26 that 36 states, local governments, and school districts have joined President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge


Building Operations Excellence
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Departments of Commerce and Energy announced June 19 selections for three Centers for Building Operations Excellence that will receive $1.3 million to create and deploy programs aimed at training current and incoming building operators


Building resilience initiative
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 21, the Green Building Council, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI International, the World Bank, the Eye on Earth Summit, the Earth Council Alliance of Rio de Janeiro, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Program on Energy, Resources, and the Environment together announced the launch of the Global Initiative on Urban Resilience with the goal of fostering building and infrastructure development that will make cities more resilient against climate change


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