With the City Council’s recent – and final – approval, Durst Fentner can begin construction on Bjarke Ingels’ striking rental pyramid on 57th Street between 11th Avenue and the Hudson River.
With a $60 million construction loan in place, the LEED Gold-hopeful 837 Washington Street was able to break ground earlier this week.
With Greenbuild underway in San Francisco, two public leases are coming under scrutiny from city officials because of perceived LEED Gold certification costs, required for all of the city’s office leases larger than 5000 square feet.
A federal lawsuit alleging over $700,000 in fraud arising out of the sale of New Jersey solar renewable energy certificates by a North Jersey solar power provider to a New York-based hedge fund has settled, but highlights the ongoing pricing turmoil in the renewable energy markets.
Thanks to a zoning amendment that the company championed, JetBlue has installed signage on top of its new corporate headquarters at the historic LEED Silver Brewster Building in Long Island City.
Nearly a year after the Landmarks Commission did the same, the New York City Department of Buildings has approved the zoning plan for 837 Washington Street, a planned 6-story, LEED Gold mixed-use tower in the Meatpacking District.
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation which authorizes local governments or school districts to provide a real property tax exemption for new green building or renovation projects constructed after January 1, 2013 by local law, ordinance, or resolution.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Western District of Washington’s decision in BIAW et al. v. Washington State Building Code Council, allowing disputed amendments to the state’s energy efficiency code to take effect under the building code exception to federal preemption in EPCA.
In Third Parties We Trust? The Growing Antitrust Impact of Third-Party Green Building Certification Systems for State and Local Governments has been published in the University of Oregon’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and builds upon a small – but growing – volume of scholarship in this important area of green building law.
New York City is one of the country’s last municipal users of Number 6 oil, whose harmful chemical composition has sparked new regulations requiring buildings to use more environment-friendly heating fuel.