Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A.

­

About Stuart D. Kaplow P.A.

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Stuart D. Kaplow P.A. has created 301 blog entries.
21 05, 2017

Selling a House with Solar Panels is Not for the Faint of Heart

May 21st, 2017|Environmental Law|

It can be difficult if not dangerous to fail to properly address rooftop solar panels at the time of sale of a house.

14 05, 2017

Is the 2018 IgCC Doomed to Fail?

May 14th, 2017|Environmental Law|

Last week the ICC and ASHRAE issued joint news releases on the status of the “unified green building code that could become the foundation for LEED certification” that will be published as the 2018 version of the International Green Construction Code. This blog regularly advances the postulate that green building is the ideal means of [...]

7 05, 2017

New Alcoholic Beverage Laws from the 2017 Session of the Maryland Legislature

May 7th, 2017|Real Estate Law|

More than 2,881 bills were introduced in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session of which more than 361 bills were enacted, including more than a few that will provide business opportunities for those engaging in the sale of alcoholic beverages

6 05, 2017

New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

May 6th, 2017|Environmental Law|

The new Sustainable Projects Exhibit is a potential game changer that could revitalize the now sluggish if not moribund domestic green building industrial complex, that suffers from the lack of regular involvement of the legal profession, and as I recently wrote the resultant, Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted.

2 05, 2017

Zombie Liquor License is Really Dead

May 2nd, 2017|Real Estate Law|

The transfer of a liquor license in Baltimore City often involves issues of life and death, and in some instances, zombies and phantoms.

2 04, 2017

It Appears that the “Growlette” a Smaller Growler is Coming to Maryland

April 2nd, 2017|Land Use Law|

It appears that the soon to be completed 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly will establish a 32 ounce nonrefillable container permit in the State. The permit authorizes the sale of draft beer for off-premises consumption by packaging the beer in a nonrefillable container that meets specified standards.

26 03, 2017

FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

March 26th, 2017|Environmental Law|

If LEED is going the way of the floppy disk, as is increasingly the consensus opinion, thought leaders in the environmental industrial complex commend that FITWEL may be the future of building sustainability.

19 03, 2017

The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR

March 19th, 2017|Environmental Law|

While much of the media hyperbole has focused on the Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget request of $5.7 Billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, a reduction of $2.6 billion, or 31%, from the 2017 level of funding, little attention has been paid to specific priorities including the resultant opportunities for green building. One of the key [...]

12 03, 2017

The First BREEAM USA Certification

March 12th, 2017|Environmental Law|

The Oaks, a 1.3 million square foot shopping mall located in Thousand Oaks, California, owned by Macerich is the first project achieve certification under the new BREEAM In-Use program for existing buildings. Macerich, a leading owner, operator and developer of major retail real estate with a portfolio of over 50 shopping malls, also earned the [...]

5 03, 2017

Apply to be a Member of the ASHRAE Committee for Standard 189.1

March 5th, 2017|Environmental Law|

This may not be civilization warping, but for those who think the importance of a republished ASHRAE 189.1 is overstated, appreciate that as a result of the unprecedented announcement by the ICC, the AIA, IES, and USGBC in 2014 that 189.1 revisions would be collaboratively developed and be the basis of the IgCC and LEED.