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GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years. Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) completed its current... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: ASTM Releases Standard for Measuring Energy Performance of Commercial Buildings in Real Estate Transactions
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On February 10, 2011, ASTM released its Building Energy Performance Assessment (BEPA) Standard – E 2797-11 . This standard enables users to measure the energy performance... Read More

Sustainability Trends in the Real Estate Sector: Market Forces at Work
Posted on 19 Sep 2013 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

A recently published PwC review identifies a number of business factors that are heightening attention to sustainability in the real estate sector. Among the key drivers are: • An increasing frequency in inquiries from investors such as APG Investment... Read More