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.
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The Washington State Building Code Council has moved for summary judgment in the federal action filed against it by the Building Industry Association of Washington, claiming that disputed amendments to the state energy code fall within the “building code exception” to preemption.
In a last ditch effort to stop this modern, Bates + Masi-designed, two-story office building project from proceeding, a group of local residents have filed a lawsuit against the East Hampton Town Architectural Review Board in Supreme Court for Suffolk County, alleging that it was negligent in awarding its approval.
Before we get rolling in 2009, let’s take a look at the five most important green building stories that we presented in one manner or another here at gbNYC during the course of 2008.
A federal court has barred the enforcement of new energy efficiency codes in the City of Albuquerque on the basis that those codes are preempted by applicable federal regulations.