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The Top 5 Legal Issues to Consider on Green Construction Projects

I had the opportunity last week to attend an excellent CLE that was offered by American Land. The program focused on the legal issues that attorneys must remain particularly mindful of when advising clients on green real estate projects. The Braganca Law helps you with your legal matters. Accordingly, here are gbNYC’s top five legal […]

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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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From the Botanical Garden to Silvercup Studios: Going Green in the Borough of Queens

While (some of us anxiously) wait and see if the Mets’ CitiField will join the new ballpark in Washington for the Nationals in seeking LEED certification, a variety of other ambitious green projects are either underway or in the works over in Queens. The Queens Botanical Garden The first, the Queens Botantical Garden’s Sustainable Landscapes […]

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BD+C Webcast Compares Energy Star, LEED, and Green Globes Rating Systems

Eric Truelove, P.E., LEED-AP, Director of Sustainable Services at The Renschler Company in Madison, Wisconsin, kicked off last Thursday’s Building Design + Construction, New Developments in Green Building, webcast with an excellent overview, and comparison, of the Energy Star, LEED, and Green Globes rating systems. Subsequent presenters during the hour and a half webcast also […]

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Thursday’s BD+C Webcast

Just a quick post to direct you to tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) free Building Design + Construction New Developments in Green Building Webcast. BD+C EiC Robert Cassidy will moderate a panel discussing the pros and cons of LEED and Green Globes, as well as daylighting and site planning issues, starting at 2PM EST. I’ve never participated in […]

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