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801, 2017

Passive House is “In” in 2017

January 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

As you consider what’s “in” and what’s “out” in 2017, within the realm of green building, Passive House is in. It is not controversial to accept that a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from [...]

101, 2017

FTC Order Restricts use of “All Natural”

January 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The Federal Trade Commission issued a summary decision against California Naturel, Inc., for falsely advertising its sunscreen product as “all natural” in violation of Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act. In a December [...]

2512, 2016

Refocus the EPA through the Lens of Green Building

December 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

nounced plan “to refocus the EPA” it is an ideal moment to articulate how green building is “the” ideal means of voluntarily mitigating the negative impacts that human activity has on the planet. While buildings [...]

1812, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Green Building Attorney

December 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |

This blog post is not as epic as A Day in the Life, the last song on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album that Rolling Stone magazine ranked as the greatest Beatles song [...]

1112, 2016

Less Climate Change Disclosure by Public Companies

December 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Publicly traded companies are required to disclose material business risks to investors through regular filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Since February 8, 2010, the SEC has expressly required disclosure related to climate change. [...]

2711, 2016

Lawsuit But Not Because it was Not a Green Building

November 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

With the maturation of the green building industrial complex it has become clear there is no more or additional liability associated with constructing a green building versus a similar non green structure. But, the claims [...]