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Are You Sure Noah Done It This Way? Biblical Ark Meets Modern Day Building Codes

Although the much talked about rapture did not come to fruition last week, there is one big sign -- emerging out of the waters in the Netherlands -- that the apocalypse may still be near. As the New York Times recently reported in its story, " A Biblical Blueprint Meets The Fire Code And...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Department of Energy Requires States to Review and Possibly Update Their Building Energy Codes

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP The Department of Energy recently published two final determinations that will require states to review and possibly update their residential and commercial building energy efficiency codes. Pursuant to a July 19 final determination...

CCCL Publishes Draft Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance

Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has prepared a first draft of a model small-scale solar-siting ordinance . The model ordinance offers a framework that can enable municipalities to implement and enforce the effective and efficient use of solar energy resources. The ordinance...

Additional and Supplemental Property Insurance Coverages – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 45

By Michael Raibman and Paul Walker-Bright, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP This chapter describes the more common coverages that are added to basic property insurance policies. It further explores how courts have resolved disputes concerning these additional and supplemental coverage provisions. Section...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law Prepares Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance, Seeks Comments

Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has prepared a first draft of a model small-scale solar-siting ordinance . The model ordinance offers a framework that can enable municipalities to implement and enforce the effective and efficient use of solar energy resources. The ordinance...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New York City Enacts Three More Recommendations From the Green Codes Task Force

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On December 27, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law three bills that enacted recommendations of the New York City Green Codes Task Force. The bills are aimed at carrying out long-term municipal plans...

International Green Construction Code: Jumping the Gun and Veering off Track?

By Vicki R. Harding, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP As noted in a prior post , the final International Green Construction Code (IGCC) has been approved and is scheduled for publication in March 2012. The IGCC was developed by the International Code Council (ICC) - which issues model codes that are...