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Likely Increase of Use of Wood in Tall Building Construction
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2016

Wood - architecture’s oldest building material - has experienced a renaissance of sorts in recent years, in the process providing a boost to the


New LA Ordinances “Clean Up, Green Up” Industry in Residential “Toxic Hotspot” Neighborhoods
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

On June 4, 2016, two new Los Angeles ordinances will go into effect under the Clean Up, Green Up (CUGU) initiative. The initiative aims to improve


Oakley to Condemn Century-Old Building for Street Widening Project
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2016

As cities become more dense and urbanized, it is common for infrastructure to get outdated or insufficient to handle increased demand. We see this


USGBC Announces New LEED Credits for Structural Wood Building Materials. The Decision is a Boost to the Expanding Use of Wood in Public and Private Projects
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

In early April, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its expansion of the number of wood certification programs that it would recognize as


New York Legislative Session Update
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • April 6 2016

The minimum wage proposal included in the budget will increase the minimum wage at different schedules, and to different maximum wage rates


Increased regulations and potential pitfalls in a drought State
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2015

As the drought in California and across the West Coast continues, the construction industry faces new regulations and environmental risks. Although


Energy efficient buildings: it’s the law (and a good idea too)
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

Energy efficiency and sustainable building development and management are no longer viewed as a novel but impractical concept, or something only


Green homes: a hot trend among homebuilders
  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2014

Following the increase of green buildings in the commercial real estate sector, green homes have become a hot trend among homebuilders. According to


DC considers net zero building report
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2014

The District of Columbia (DC) is one of the greenest areas with a number of requirements in place for energy conservation and greener new construction


New opponents to green buildings emerge
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

Recognition and incentives for green buildingsstructures and processes that are considered more socially responsible, environmentally