Tag Archives: Los Angeles

A Tale of Two Cities: Los Angeles’ Audits

Continuing our discussion of topics from Greenbuild, we now move to Los Angeles’ green building regulation.  We have already highlighted Portland’s innovative Feebate enforcement mechanism.  Los Angeles has created a very different enforcement mechanism that, frankly, may cause problems.  Under Los Angeles’ Green Building Program Standard of Sustainability, projects meeting certain size requirements must:  (1) include … Continue Reading

Southern Builders v. Shaw Development: Green Building Damages

Today we are wrapping up our discussion of Shaw Development v. Southern Builders, one of the first examples of major green building litigation.   On Monday we discussed the basic facts of the case; on Wednesday we looked at the contractual green building requirements between the two parties; and on Friday we looked at Shaw Development’s … Continue Reading