For some time, I have been looking for an opportunity to shift the focus of Green Building Law Update.  That opportunity has presented itself. 

On April 28, 2011, Stone Murry Cheatham was born into the world. 

Having a son has caused me to reconsider what I am doing with this blog.  I have been writing for nearly three years, mostly about green building disputes and failed green building policies. 

Frankly, the focus of the blog has me down a bit.  I don’t want my son to think I am some sort of green building curmudgeon.  I don’t want to be that guy who always writes about green building problems.  I have always believed that by pointing out green building disputes and litigation, and make green buildings more successful.  But I think we are at a point where the key players in the green building industry recognize many of the unique risks. I hope this blog has contributed to that awareness.  

Thankfully, many new areas of sustainability are emerging.  I intend to write about these new trends, as well as the regulatory and legal implications. 

For example, in past posts, I have focused on LEED certification and policies.  But we are entering a new phase of green building policy — green building codes.  The LEED rating system was the name of the game in the 2000s; green building codes will push the industry forward even further. 

And did you know there are sustainability rating systems for roads and other infrastructure projects?  These systems are in their infancy, and we all need to start discussing them. 

These are just a couple of the topics I plan to cover in the future.  The new focus of the blog will not only be more positive, but hopefully it will also provide insights into business opportunities for you. 

Thanks for reading Green Building Law Update.