It may surprise you to learn that I have a real job. Seriously, I do and I love it! I am a construction litigator and I am currently involved in a major construction delay claim. I have been preparing a motion the last few days, hence the late filing of today’s post.
There is a lot going on in the green building world. The Stimulus. D.C.’s unique green building bond (i.e. the green building unicorn). LEED AP exam deadlines. And also a little basketball. I often don’t have time to touch on all the issues I would like, so today, I provide you my thoughts on these many issues.
The stimulus. In my “Green in the Stimulus” slideshow, I indicated that the General Services Administration has until April 3, 2009 to prepare a list of federal projects to receive stimulus-funding. While that is true, apparently the GSA does not intend to release this list on April 3: “Morris said a list of stimulus-funded projects is being vetted by the administration, but he could not give a date for the list’s release.” Stay tuned for further details.
The D.C. Bond. You may have noticed that I have been writing a lot about the D.C. Green Building Act’s performance bond requirement. It seems the issue takes a new turn everyday. The most recent rumor is that the D.C. may incorporate the green building bond into zoning requirements. How are we going the wrong way on this? Look for a guest post next week on the issue.
The LEED AP Exam. I get a lot of google hits from people trying to decide if they should take the LEED AP exam. My general thought is that if you are interested in a career in green building and you have some free time and money, you should take the exam. You do know the deadline to sign up for the LEED AP exam is March 31, right? Also, the Green Building Certification Institute recently announced that you actually have to take the LEED AP exam by June 30, 2009.
The Defending Champions. Finally, it is my favorite time of year. It is the time of year when the University of Kansas Jayhawks take flight. In addition to my job and this blog, I also am
just a little bit COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY (ed: my fiancee made this change) obsessed with Kansas Jayhawks basketball. Always have been, always will be. I hope Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich, Bill Self and company continue rolling and dispatch of the Spartans in quick fashion tonight. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!