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15 10, 2017

Rhode Island goes for LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES

October 15th, 2017|Environmental Law|

The State of Rhode Island is expanding its longstanding Green Buildings Act adding built landscapes to the list of public projects that must be built to recognized green building standards. Rhode Island has since 2008 mandated the public construction projects larger than 5,000 gross square feet “shall be designed and constructed to at least the [...]

1 10, 2017

50 Shades of Green in Montgomery County

October 1st, 2017|Environmental Law|

Green building will remain mandatory for new construction in Montgomery County, Maryland and effective December 1, 2017, the International Green Construction Code 2012 will be a permitted alternative. Montgomery County was among the first local jurisdictions in the country, in 2008, to adopt a mandatory green building law for private building, requiring most new construction [...]

24 09, 2017

The Second Best Way to Mitigate Your Risk in Green Building

September 24th, 2017|Environmental Law|

The best way to mitigate risk in your green building project are properly drafted contract documents prepared by this law firm or by another attorney with green building experience. That may sound self serving, but it is true. As I posted in this blog less than a year ago, Less than 20% of Green Building [...]

17 09, 2017

LEED Commercial Interiors Can Save the Planet

September 17th, 2017|Environmental Law|

LEED Commercial Interiors projects present the best single opportunity for greening buildings. The proof is in the numbers. There are more than 5.6 million existing commercial buildings in the United States today.

10 09, 2017

Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot

September 10th, 2017|Environmental Law|

The Denver Elections Commission has announced that the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a mandatory green roof ballot initiative will appear on the November 7 ballot. A ballot initiative is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can bring about a public vote on a proposed statute or [...]

27 08, 2017

Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

August 27th, 2017|Environmental Law|

Last week the Maryland Green Building Council voted unanimously to recommend that Green Globes, at the two Green Globes level, be approved by the Maryland Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services as a “high performance building” as defined in Maryland law. The vote is being widely heralded as a significant step forward in [...]

20 08, 2017

Solar Panel Tariff Fight Makes Strange Bedfellows

August 20th, 2017|Environmental Law|

The U.S. International Trade Commission held a nearly 10 hour initial public hearing this past Tuesday on a petition seeking tariffs and price minimums on low cost imported solar panels. The petition seeks duties of 40 cents per watt on imported solar cells and also a floor price of 78 cents per watt on solar [...]

13 08, 2017

You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant

August 13th, 2017|Environmental Law|

In an effort to mitigate risk you should not contract directly with an environmental consultant, but rather your attorney should contract with that consultant. While laws vary from state to state, in the vast majority of factual situations a business or property owner is ill served by contracting directly with a third party for most [...]

24 07, 2017

A Single Family Home in Maryland Cannot be Sold “As Is”

July 24th, 2017|Real Estate Law|

The question this law firm is asked most often about single family home sales is whether or not a house can be sold “as is.” The answer since a dramatic change in Maryland law effective October 1, 2005, is “no” a single family home cannot legally be sold “as is.” Caveat emptor no longer exists [...]

24 07, 2017

859 Maryland Liquor License Violations Reported

July 24th, 2017|Land Use Law|

This blog post is a review of retail liquor license violations across Maryland during 2016. The twenty three counties in Maryland, Baltimore City, and the City of Annapolis issue retail alcoholic beverages licenses and local boards of liquor license commissioners police activities under those licenses.