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Jenner & Block: Green Leasing -- The Changing Environment of Leasing

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, the first in a series of articles on green leasing, Ronald B. Grais and Kristen M. Boike of Jenner & Block's Chicago office provide an introduction to the challenges and nuances of creating a lease for space within a green building. Along with discussing basic...

J. Cullen Howe: LEED Standards in Green Building Laws

As green buildings become more prevalent, more and more states and municipalities are adopting laws and regulations that either require or recommend that new buildings incorporate the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED. J. Cullen Howe of...

Jenner & Block: Evolving Model Leases: Comparison of BOMA & REALpac Green Leases

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Ronald B. Grais and Kristen M. Boike of Jenner & Block compare the form and major "green" provisions of two new model leases: the Building Owner and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s "Guide to Writing a Commercial Real Estate Lease...

Green Roofs

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, J. Cullen Howe of Arnold & Porter LLP’s New York office explains the basics of green roofs and their myriad benefits. He also discusses municipal laws that require or encourage their use in certain instances, including provisions enacted in Chicago, Seattle...

Mark Bennett of Miller Canfield and the Director of the GSA Office of High Performance Federal Green Buildings

The GSA's Office of High-Performance Federal Green Buildings (OHPFGB) must move quickly to obligate most of the $4.5 billion it has received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In this video, Mark Bennett of Miller Canfield interviews Kevin Kampschroer, the Director of the OHPFGB...

Jenner & Block: LEED Certification

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Ronald Grais, Of Counsel to Jenner & Block, discusses “LEED Version 2009,” effective July 1, 2009. The article covers provisions important to property owners and occupants of LEED Certified Buildings, including the addition of new “Minimum Program...

Financing Green Buildings with ARRA Grants

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), enacted in February 2009, has changed the playing field for financing green buildings. It contains unprecedented federal support for renewable energy, energy efficiency and “smart grid” technologies. For example, instead...

Marten Law: California Court of Appeal Rejects Refinery Plan for Failure to Quantify GHG Impacts and Specify Mitigation

Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Steve Jones of Marten Law PLLC discusses Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond , 184 Cal. App. 4th 70 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2010) , a decision by the California Court of Appeal rejecting an Environmental...

Neil A. Stein Of Kaplin Stewart On the Potential Risks for Green Building Projects

Neil A. Stein, a principal of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Kaplin Stewart, has represented landowners, developers, institutions and non-profit groups for more than 25 years in each and every phase of the real estate transaction. including structuring, financing, land use approvals, land use litigation...

Recent Trends, Current Uses, Legal Issues and New Business Opportunities with the ASTM Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA) Standard

By Mark Bennett, Leanne Tobias and David Freeman, Attorneys at Law ASTM's 2011 Building Energy Performance Assessment standard (BEPA) is a landmark development for the measurement of energy performance in commercial buildings. In this article, Mark J. Bennett, Leanne Tobias and David J. Freeman...

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Mark Bennett, Leanne Tobias and David Freeman on ASTM's Building Energy Performance Assessment Standard.

On this edition, Mark Bennett of Miller Canfield, Leanne Tobias of Malachite LLC and David Freeman of Paul Hastings LLC discuss ASTM's Building Energy Performance Assessment Standard (BEPA). They provide an overview of the standard, review how it affects the interest of real estate owners to undertake...