The Department of Transportation’s Green Leadership In Transportation and Environmental Sustainability program is based on LEED and the first of its kind anywhere in the country aimed specifically at sustainable transportation design.
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Based in what it believes is prime wind energy country upstate, the company plans to move into the fledgling market for smaller scale, residential wind turbines beginning this fall.
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.
North America’s first completely green Real Estate Investment Trust could soon become a reality.
A new website aims to drive green innovation by collecting environment-friendly patents and making them available to the public.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has proposed some of the country’s toughest green building legislation applicable to private construction.
“Green Branch” is now a registered trademark of PNC Bank. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently granted the mark to PNC, which is actively participating in USGBC’s LEED Portfolio Pilot Program. PNC currently manages forty LEED-certified branch banks in six states, with more on the way. Fifteen of these branches have been certified […]
Concerns over LEED creep (the application of LEED mandates to private projects) include the potential for awkwardly- or hastily-drafted legislation to change the risk structure associated with a given green construction project for various project stakeholders. For example, back in early August, the Surety and Fidelity Association of America (“SFAA”) and the National Association of […]
It’s no surprise that this week’s edition of Crain’s reports an increasing number of real estate brokers, marketing professionals, and, yes, lawyers, who are sitting for the U.S. Green Building Council’s exam in pursuit of the LEED Accredited Professional (“LEED-AP”) designation. (The article is not yet available online). Depending on the industry, though, professionals are […]
Back in March, gbNYC joined various industry leaders in calling on Albany to repeal the Wicks Law, anachronistic 1920s-era legislation that requires municipal owners in the State of New York, including New York City, to use four separate contractors on any construction project greater than $50,000 for general construction, plumbing and gas fitting, heating and […]