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Green Business Law: Need for Green Counsel Becoming Increasingly Salient as Green Claims are Brought Against Design Professionals

I’ve written before about the potential for design professionals to unwittingly expose themselves to unanticipated risks on green construction projects. In a presentation at last month’s 2007 AIA National Convention in San Antonio, Frank Musica, an attorney with a Maryland-based insurance company, provided an overview of twenty-one actual “green claims” brought against engineers and architects. […]

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gbNYC Editorial: Going Green? New York State Should Repeal the Wicks Law

Last month’s (February 2007) edition of New York Construction magazine focuses largely on green building in the metropolitan area. There’s an extensive overview of the Queens Botanical Garden project, which I recently discussed in a post about green efforts in the borough of Queens. I mention it again here because the article makes an excellent […]

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Benefits Of A Green Home

Blue LEED house in Northampton, Massachusetts The average homeowner in the United States forks out $2,000 a year in energy bills. All that energy use makes up 20 percent of the country’s energy usage. That enormous use of energy produces a corresponding amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), which means buying a green home could […]

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