An earlier article by Chris Cheatham, of Green Building Law Update and Cheatham Consulting, LLC, discussed the AIA?s release of a standard green building contract for use between the architect and the owner. The AIA?s B214 might be a great place to… Continue reading ReiserLegal.com: Thoughts for Your Green Building Contract
A newly failed concrete test might spell doom for Salem, Oregon?s LEED Courthouse Square. For now, the building will remain unoccupied while testing continues. The hope is to find a fix for the pricey building.
The failure of the Courthouse Square bu… Continue reading ReiserLegal.com: Black Eye For LEED? Salem?s Courthouse Square Fails New Tests
Image by suttonhoo via Flickr I first learned about this lawsuit from Arent Fox lawyer, Stephen Del Percio, Continue reading USGBC and LEED Certification in the Crosshairs of a Class Action Lawsuit
Building green is the law in Baltimore City. And while the mandatory requirement for all to build green has been in effect since July 1, 2009, the City has just announced the regulations (that were, arguably, to have been effective July 1, 2009) were p… Continue reading Religion. Politics. LEED.
I have a tiny, very old iPod that I choose to fill with songs ? often very long songs by artists specializing in those ? instead of podcasts. I live in New York City and thus never drive anywhere. I listen to music in the morning (shorter songs, g… Continue reading Your Parents Now Know What Green Building Is: About That LEED Feature On NPR?s All Things Considered
The Home Depot Foundation announced the grantees of a new round of funding for their Partners in Sustainable Building (PSB) program last week. Continue reading Foundation Funds Green Homes for Habitat for Humanity
Industrial hygienists found that mold, rot, and corrosion are dangers that must be accounted for when builders construct energy-efficient homes. Recycled materials used in this type of construction are likely to absorb more water than new materials. Ai… Continue reading Dangers Of Going Green – Industrial Hygienists Suggest Watching Out For Mold When Going Green
Image via Wikipedia For several years, as green building (or sustainable or high-performance or whatever catch-phrase is most en vogue) has gained momentum in the market, so too has the marketing machine employed by lawyers hoping to capitalize. To be fair, the most vocal attorneys that are discussing the risks of sustainable construction practices are … Continue reading Sustainable Construction Litigation: Do performance standards have any teeth?
Green buildings may present special challenges for firefighters because of new technologies, building materials, and building techniques. That?s the concern Fire Safety and Green Buildings?Bridging the Gap, a new website at http://www.GreenBuildingFireSaf… Continue reading Making Green Buildings Safe for Firefighters
When green building and LEED certification became a growing trend, many assumed that litigation related to these trends would grow as well. In fact, there have been few reported cases to date arising specifically from green building and LEED certificat… Continue reading Green Building Litigation on the Rise?