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2105, 2017

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

May 21st, 2017|Tags: , |

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

1405, 2017

Is the 2018 IgCC Doomed to Fail?

May 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

705, 2017

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

May 7th, 2017|Tags: , |

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

605, 2017

New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

May 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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.

205, 2017

Zombie Liquor License is Really Dead

May 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

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

204, 2017

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

April 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

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.

2603, 2017

FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

March 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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.

1903, 2017

The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR

March 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]