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1012, 2017

Blockchain has come to Real Estate

December 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Earlier this fall an apartment in Kiev became the first real estate purchased using blockchain, portending a new era in the sale of land and improvements. It is suggested blockchain may do for the $217 [...]

312, 2017

Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity

December 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Green buildings generate large quantities of data. In an age when many have opinions about Edward Snowden’s disclosures, foreign state sponsored hacking, and Uber’s massive customer data hack, most people have not considered matters of [...]

2611, 2017

Arc is Electrifying Green Building

November 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Next week will be a year since the launch of Arc. Already approaching a Billion square of projects not only in the United States but also from India to Sweden and Israel to Bhutan, if [...]

1211, 2017

LEED v4.1 Announced by USGBC at Greenbuild

November 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The announcement of the upcoming release of the new LEED version 4.1 by the U.S. Green Building Council was no doubt the biggest story at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston last week. And that is saying [...]

511, 2017

Arbitration is Why There is So Little Litigation in Green Building

November 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

It is surprising to many in the environmental industrial complex that there has been relatively little litigation arising out of green building. There have been only a very modest number of cases commenced in courts [...]

2910, 2017

The Systole and Diastole in Recycling

October 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Recycling is not new. 11,000 years before Christ the people in the Nile valley recognized the intrinsic value of reusing waste. But maybe not since that dawn of civilization has recycling undergone the wide fluctuation, [...]

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 [...]