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Green Building Law Update Gets Interviewed

Today, we bring you a first on Green Building Law Update:  my first radio interview.  Vik Duggal, over at Konstructr, was kind enough to invite me to be a guest on his KCast interview series.  Konstructr is basically Facebook for the construction industry.  Some of the topics we discuss include green building attorneys, President Obama’s proposed economic recovery package, … 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

GLBU Prediction 2009: It’s All About the Retrofit

"Green" was the buzz word in 2008.  In 2009, Green Building Law Update predicts that green buzz words will become more nuanced and the focus will be on "energy efficiency," "retrofits," and "existing buildings."  I don’t mind making this prediction because it is not much of a stretch.  There are three factors that will contribute … Continue Reading

Best of 2008 According To GBLU!

As we close out 2008 here at Green Building Law Update, we must acknowledge all of the people, contributors and thought leaders out there that helped us come up with our content.   This list could go on forever but neither you nor I are interested in long posts this time of year.  Please feel … Continue Reading

Thank You

As we all settle in for the Holidays, I want to extend a thank you to all of my readers.  Green Building Law Update has far exceeded my expectations in just a few short months.  None of this could have happened without all of you reading my blog, subscribing to my blog and telling other … Continue Reading

The State of Green Building

In anticipation of GreenBuild, Green Building Law Update is going to step back and ask: what is the state of green building?  These are definitely interesting times for the green building industry.  On the one hand, as I have highlighted, green building projects may have to be shelved due to the tight lending market.  But … 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

When Should I Take the LEED AP exam?

During my speaking engagements regarding green building legal issues, I have noticed that the same questions keep coming up.  I thought I would begin to answer some of these questions for Green Building Law Update readers that have the similar questions. Question:  When should I take the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) examination?  This is a … Continue Reading

Welcome to Green Building Law Update

It has been a long time coming, but Green Building Law Update (“GBLU”) is finally launching today.  GBLU is a legal blog dedicated to monitoring green building trends, regulations and codes, and potential disputes and litigation. Green Building Law Update is based on the premise that new and unique legal issues will arise as green … Continue Reading

Green Building Law is coming…

    During a recent Green Building Institute Webinar, I had the pleasure of hearing Dan Murphy, Senior Vice President of Environmental Systems Design, speak about potential liability resulting from green building projects.  Dan poignantly stated what I have been thinking for awhile: "There has been no significant green building litigation, yet.  I emphasize the word … Continue Reading