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2210, 2017

EPA Ends Perverse Practice of “Sue and Settle”

October 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

“The days of regulation through litigation are over,” according to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. In fulfilling his promise to end the practice of regulation through litigation that has harmed the American public, the EPA Administrator [...]

1510, 2017

Rhode Island goes for LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES

October 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

110, 2017

50 Shades of Green in Montgomery County

October 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2409, 2017

The Second Best Way to Mitigate Your Risk in Green Building

September 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1709, 2017

LEED Commercial Interiors Can Save the Planet

September 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

1009, 2017

Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot

September 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]