The Western District of Washington’s decision will allow disputed amendments to the Washington State Energy Code to take effect.
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The news that CBRE Capital Partners has originated $61 million in financing for the LEED Gold-hopeful Riverhouse condominium project also provides a bit of backdrop to the fledgling Gidumal litigation.
According to an article that appeared last week in Eagle River, Wisconsin’s Vilas County News-Review, a group of local residents have filed a 125-page complaint with USGBC that challenges the award of LEED Gold certification to the Northland Pines High School.
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.
In New Mexico, a group of industry trade organizations are challenging the implementation of new city-level energy efficiency codes on the basis that they are preempted by similar regulations at the federal level.
The standard of care for designers is “changing rapidly,” in large part due to the power of BIM technologies and the proliferation of systems like LEED.
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. […]