Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: EPA Announces Competition to Improve Building Energy Efficiency

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On May 2, 2011, EPA announced the Battle of the Buildings , a competition among commercial, medical, educational, and public buildings to reduce energy use. The competition, which is being administered by EPA’s Energy...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Senator Carper Introduces Bill Designed to Improve Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On May 11, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced a wide-ranging bill setting energy efficiency standards for new federal buildings and requiring federal agencies to make publicly available energy use reductions. Among...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Global Agencies Launch Project to Promote Energy Efficient Buildings in East Africa

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP In May 2011, the Global Environment Facility, in collaboration with two United Nation agencies (the U.N. Environment Program and the U.N. Human Settlements Program), announced a project to promote building energy efficiency...