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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
  • 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

District of Columbia's proposed Green Building Code
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

Heads up to developers, owners, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, commissioning agents, insurers, and

Managing green product claims and expectations
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

If a firm states that a construction project possesses sustainable features or energy-efficient attributes relative to traditional practices, certain risk mitigation issues and practices must be addressed

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

US Green Building Council report on job creation potential
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

On January 18, the U.S. Green Building Council released Better Buildings Through Executive Action: Leveraging Existing Authorities to Promote Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Multifamily, Residential, and Commercial Buildings, which estimates that one million jobs could be created and $130 billion per year saved if the Obama administration used its executive authority to promote green buildings