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Thank You Mr. Fedrizzi

To start this post, I want to thank Rick Fedrizzi , CEO of the United States Green Building Council.  On February 12, I attended a breakfast hosted by Bisnow at which Mr. Fedrizzi was the guest speaker.  I really appreciated his speech – he did not ignore the current economic climate but talked about the opportunities that will emerge from the green … Continue Reading

“What is Green Building Law?”

I like categories.  I like to categorize ideas, issues and thoughts in order to develop my understanding.  The same is true for green building law; I like to think of this emerging practice in terms of categories. The other day I was asked "what is green building law?" by an environmental attorney.  I had never … Continue Reading

Green Building: Opportunity or a Legal Quagmire?

Sorry, I won’t be answering this rhetorical question today.  Instead, a group of construction, design and surety legal experts will attempt to address this difficult question at an upcoming symposium:  What:  Trends in Green Building Seminar Who:  Tom Mawson – The USGBC and Trends in Green Building; Chris Cheatham – The Emergence of Green Building Litigation; Bryan Phillips … Continue Reading

Green Bond Coming to a City Near You…

In a previous post, GBLU referenced problems with a green building performance bond requirement in Washington D.C.’s Green Building Act.  So what are the apparent problems with this green performance bond?  On August 13, 2007,  the Surety and Fidelity Association of America and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers detailed the problems with the … Continue Reading

A Green Building Performance Bond

    When people ask me about green building lawsuits and legal issues, I usually start with Washington D.C.’s Green Building Act of 2006.         The Green Building Act is a very progressive Act that requires both that private and public projects comply with specific green measures.  I have written more extensively about the Act … Continue Reading
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