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Recent Trends, Current Uses, Legal Issues and New Business Opportunities with the ASTM Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA) Standard
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Mark Bennett, Leanne Tobias & David Freeman

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... Read More

Jenner & Block: Evolving Model Leases: Comparison of BOMA & REALpac Green Leases
Posted on 7 Nov 2008 by Ronald B. Grais and Kristen M. Boike

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... Read More

Marten Law: California Court of Appeal Rejects Refinery Plan for Failure to Quantify GHG Impacts and Specify Mitigation
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by Steven G Jones

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... Read More

Green Roofs
Posted on 14 Nov 2008 by J. Cullen Howe

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... Read More

J. Cullen Howe: LEED Standards in Green Building Laws
Posted on 11 Jul 2008 by J. Cullen Howe

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... Read More

Jenner & Block: LEED Certification
Posted on 4 Aug 2009 by Ronald B. Grais

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,... Read More

Jenner & Block: Green Leasing -- The Changing Environment of Leasing
Posted on 10 Jun 2008 by Ronald B. Grais and Kristen M. Boike

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... Read More