Tag Archives: Shari Shapiro

What’s the Next Big Thing In Green Building Law?

On Thursday, I highlighted an ENR article that focused on LEEDigaiton-related "chatter" at Greenbuild.  Some of that chatter was most likely the result of the first Greenbuild Legal Forum.  Another recent article highlighted additional green building law trends that were highlighted at the Forum.  Part Two:  Treehugger In attendance at the Greenbuild Legal Forum was … Continue Reading

What’s the Next Big Challenge in Green Building Law?

Two years ago, I attended my first Greenbuild, the annual conference and exhibition hosted by the US Green Building Council, in Boston, Massachusetts.  Frankly, it was a bit uncomfortable and I felt like an outsider.  By my count, only four attorneys were present among the thousands of attendees.  But the discussion of green building legal … Continue Reading

When Should Green Building Regulations Be Vetoed?

I recently co-authored a chapter with Shari Shapiro of a soon-to-be-published book about green building law.  I am a regular reader Shari’s Green Building Law Blog and she is one of the authors who helped me launch my own blog. However, I am going to respectfully disagree with one of her recent posts regarding green … 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

Industries Halt Proposed Green Code

Last week, Green Building Law Update questioned whether governments should be requiring LEED certification through regulations and mandates.  Assuming governments should get out of the green building certification business, what then should governments do to support green construction strategies?  There are generally two options, one of which we will discuss today:  green building codes.  Green … Continue Reading