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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

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Mark Bennett, Leanne Tobias and David Freeman on ASTM's Building Energy Performance Assessment Standard.
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

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... Read More

Mark Bennett of Miller Canfield and the Director of the GSA Office of High Performance Federal Green Buildings
Posted on 4 Mar 2009 by Environmental Law & Climate Change Community Staff

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... Read More

Neil A. Stein Of Kaplin Stewart On the Potential Risks for Green Building Projects
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Mark Bennett, Leanne Tobias and David Freeman on ASTM's Building Energy Performance Assessment Standard.
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

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... 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: 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

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

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

Mark Bennett of Miller Canfield and the Director of the GSA Office of High Performance Federal Green Buildings
Posted on 4 Mar 2009 by Environmental Law & Climate Change Community Staff

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... Read More

Neil A. Stein Of Kaplin Stewart On the Potential Risks for Green Building Projects
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Financing Green Buildings with ARRA Grants
Posted on 23 Sep 2009 by J. Cullen Howe

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... Read More