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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

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

A Very Detailed Green Stimulus Proposal

Update:  For a rundown of green building provisions in the stimulus pacakge, see this post. On Monday, we highlighted some green building strategies that might be incorporated in the Obama Administration’s proposed stimulus program.  The Alliance to Save Energy, Edison Electric Institute, Energy Future Coalition and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently published a … Continue Reading

Big Business Support Green Stimulus Package

Update:  For a rundown of green building provisions in the stimulus pacakge, see this post. Over the weekend, news broke that the massive economic stimulus package will not be ready for President-Elect Barack Obama to sign on day one. As you may recall, President-Elect Obama had previously indicated that the stimulus package would include support … Continue Reading

The Political Winds Are Changing: Part II

On Wednesday, we highlighted the Bush Administration’s recent decision to order the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to not adopt regulations that would have improved energy efficiency in all federal buildings.  This decision is in stark contrast to the political platform and green building policies being pushed by President-Elect Obama.  If you may recall, … Continue Reading