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Why Do Federal Agencies Seek Green Building Certification?

I had never quite understood why federal agencies were so focused on green building certification.  That was, until I read this: "U.S. agencies are required to have 15 percent of their existing building inventory incorporate sustainable elements by 2015 under Executive Order 13423, signed by George W. Bush in 2007.   To comply with the order, … Continue Reading

Federal Agency Adopts Green Globes Certification

During green building presentations that include legal views, I usually expect that someone in the crowd will not agree with my views of the green building industry.  Usually, the unhappy audience member cannot fathom that there are potential risks associated with green building.  Last week, though, I received a much different reaction when I presented … Continue Reading