Tag Archives: Green Building Introduction

Comings and Goings at Green Building Law Update

I try to keep announcement posts to a minimum.  This is an announcement post because I have lots of announcements.  Green Building Law Update has moved My family and I have re-located to Kansas City, Kansas.  My entire family lives in Kansas City.  My business partners live in Kansas City.  The move was a no-brainer and … Continue Reading

Want to Pick My Green Building Legal Brain…for Free?

I am ready to hit the road and start talking about green building risk management.  I finally have enough cases and stories to weave together a compelling narrative about the topic. And for a short time, I will give my presentation for free to interested companies.  The presentation is entitled "LEEDigation: Current and Future Green Building … Continue Reading

The New Green Building Law Update

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 … Continue Reading

Best of Green Building Law 2010, Part I

It is the week between Christmas and New Year’s, which can only mean one thing:  bloggers are getting lazy and doing "best of" posts.  In years past, I have highlighted three of my favorite blog posts from my own blog but in retrospect, that seems a bit self-aggrandizing.  Make no mistake, I am still going … Continue Reading

Happy Holidays From Green Building Law Update

I want to wish all of the Green Building Law Update readers a Happy Holidays!   I am in sunny Phoenix this week with my wife’s family and I was astounded to learn yesterday that both my father-in-law and my wife’s uncle both read this blog.   To my family, friends, colleagues and associates, thank … Continue Reading

Follow Developments at Green Legal Matters

I am excited about the Green Legal Matters conference in New Orleans this week.  If you can’t join us in person, I will be providing live tweets from the event (and hopefully getting a few others to join me).  If you would like to follow tweets from the event, please follow the tag #GLMN for … Continue Reading

Don’t Miss This Green Building Legal Conference

Before we jump in to more substantive posts, I wanted to highlight an upcoming green building legal conference that is simply a must attend.  The Green Legal Matters conference is running from October 13-15 in New Orleans.  I have never been more excited to attend a professional conference.  The speakers are a who’s who of … Continue Reading

What’s Going On In Your World?

This blog post has nothing to do with green building.  It has everything to do with you and me.   Something transformational is going on in the world right now; or at least in my little sliver of the world.  People are changing jobs left and right.  During the last few years of the Great … Continue Reading

Green Building Registrations Decline in 2010

This week, I have been morbidly fascinated with stories about the state of the economy and construction.  Not surprisingly, the construction downturn has dramatically decreased the number of projects registering for green building certification in 2010.  The Business Journal recently came out with an excellent analysis of LEED registrations in 2010 and the results were … Continue Reading

A Brief Green Building Guide to Social Media

What would you tell a green building insider interested in social media and web 2.0?  I recently had to answer this question, and I thought my answer might be helpful to some Green Building Law Update readers.  I decided to keep it simple.  For me, social media starts with two platforms:  blogs and Twitter.  A … Continue Reading

Some New Green Building Ideas

One of the first publications that peaked my interest in green building was the AGC’s SmartBrief. Each day, I would read about a new green building project or development in SmartBrief. In large part because of SmartBrief, I began to explore the legal implications associated with green building. Last week, my blog post "Does Your … Continue Reading

What’s On the Horizon for Green Building Law in 2010?

[Happy New Year! Today we are highlighting the green building legal story from 2009 that will have the most impact on the industry in 2010.  At the beginning of 2009, Congress and the Obama Administration spent months crafting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which eventually included over $25 billion for green projects.  Less attention … Continue Reading

The Most Important Green Building Legal Story of the Year

[Today we are highlighting the what is, in my opinion, the most important green building legal story of 2009.  With the launch of LEED v. 3.0, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it would revoke certification of projects that failed to meet minimum requirements.  The possibility of LEED de-certification creates new liability issues … Continue Reading

What Do You Want to Discuss?

You may have noticed that I have moved to a new law firm, one of the top law firms in the world. I am working in the government contracts group, widely regarded as the preeminent government contracts practice, hands down. I get to speak to and work with incredible lawyers on a daily basis, and … Continue Reading

Demystifying Green Roofs

[I am on vacation this week in Phoenix and then Kansas City so I bring you GUEST POSTS!  I met each of the guest authors somewhere along the way and asked them to contribute.  Hope you enjoy.] By Linda McIntyre Does the notion of plants on a roof seem bizarre, even dangerous, to you? If … Continue Reading

Who Am I?

Recently, I was asked about my involvement with green building.  Why do I keep pointing out potential legal issues that the green building industry may have to confront?  Am I just an impediment to the green building industry?  Here is my answer.  I am going to use this in the About section up above.  I … Continue Reading

Green Building Thoughts: The Stimulus, The Bond, LEED AP, and Rock Chalk

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 … Continue Reading

Sensible Interview: Me

Recently, I took part in an interview with LexBlog, the company responsible for creating this and many other legal blogs.  Today’s "Sensible Interview" includes three of my favorite questions from the LexBlog interview.  If you would like to read the full interview, go here.  — Lisa Kennelly: Is the blog helping you become a better lawyer? Chris … Continue Reading

Why Build Green in Virginia? It Just Makes Sense

[Green Building Law Update is achieving another first:  our first guest post!  Christopher G. Hill is a Virginia construction attorney and recently started a legal blog, Construction Law Musings.  I first met Chris through Twitter and I appreciate his willingness to discuss green building legal issues.] By:  Christopher G. Hill   Lately terms such as LEED … Continue Reading