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Federal lands energy bills
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2012

The House Natural Resources Committee approved three bills May 16 to hasten planning, leasing, and permitting for energy projects on federal onshore lands


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


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


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


US building retrofits save $1 trillion
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 4 2012

The Deutsche Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation released a study March 1 finding that retrofitting buildings through cost effective energy savings methods in the United States could result in $1 trillion in savings over 10 years and generate up to 3.3 million jobs largely without major federal financial support


Re-tuning buildings course
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

As part of a five year pilot program, the Department of Energy announced March 5 the availability of an online training course to help building owners, operators, contractors, and students re-tune commercial buildings


Building competition winners announced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced March 5 the winners of the Better Buildings Case Competition, a challenge that encourages college students to develop and present real world solutions to increase building energy efficiency


Treasury cash grant guidance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Internal Revenue Service in Notice 2012-23 will be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2012-11, with a set of FAQ’s on tax issues involving cash payments, in lieu of tax credits, for business energy property


Military building efficiency overhaul
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 7, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on the military’s budget for military installations, environment, energy, and base realignment and closure programs


Efficient housing guidelines released
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

The Department of Energy invited energy efficient product manufacturers, manufactured housing experts, and other home performance industry stakeholders to review and comment on its Standard Work Specifications for Manufactured Housing on January 26