Maryland Reverting to Certifiable In Lieu of Certified Green Building

Green Building Law Update

In response to an act of the Maryland legislature in 2018, the state is proposing a watershed revamp of its current mandatory green building requirements for new public school buildings. LEED Silver Certification by Green Business Certification Inc.) Green Globes Two Globes.

Green Globes New Multifamily Rating Systems Respond to the Market

Green Building Law Update

On July 11 the Green Building Initiative launched the Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction and Green Globes Multifamily for Existing Buildings. Much of that market opportunity is driven by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac green financing programs.

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Green Building: A Start

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Building Green In case you're hoping to manufacture a green home, try to discover a plan and construction organization concentrated on eco disapproved of arrangements. concrete construction estimating green building News

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Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

Last week the Maryland Green Building Council voted unanimously to recommend that Green Globes, at the two Green Globes level, be approved by the Maryland Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services as a “high performance building” as defined in Maryland law.

The Business Benefits of Green Construction


Green construction isn’t new anymore. These certifications highlight the growing demand from building owners to go green, but also the interest of municipalities and industry associations in encouraging this type of building. Economic Benefits of Green Building.

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23 Different Green Building Materials

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Knowing Green Building materials is an important step in designing a green building to be more efficient and energy saver. Green Building Materials. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings Green Buildings

Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In

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Read: Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In at

Green Cement: Definition, Types, Advantages, and Applications

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Green cement is an environmentally friendly product that minimizes carbon footprint of cement production. Cement Concrete Technology construction Materials Eco-friendly construction material Eco-friendly material green cement Green Concrete

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Green Building Transactional Due Diligence

Green Building Law Update

As ever larger numbers of green buildings are bought and sold, due diligence related to the green features of commercial buildings takes on an increasing importance. Green Building Council, was also a co-originator of Phase I ASTM standard.

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Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted

Green Building Law Update

There is an electric charge running through the green building industrial complex with the announcement last week that “Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program.” The real news behind that headline causing great enthusiasm is that after a 3 year process, the Green Building Initiative is nearing the end and a completely revised “Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings” will be available in 2018. green building sector.

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Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

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Read: Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building at Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.

Saint Paul Green With Envy

Green Building Law Update

When the Saint Paul City Council votes this Wednesday on Ordinance 17-60 it should amend the legislation to not delete, from the existing law, Green Globes as one of the approved green building standards. Silver or Green Globes 2 globes or State Guidelines Building Benchmarking and Beyond (B3) or Saint Paul Port Authority Green Design Review.”. Over 100 localities and 23 states currently accept Green Globes for green building projects.

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Arc is Electrifying Green Building

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Council and its sister organization, the Green Business Certification, Inc. Previously, Scot was the chief product officer at the USGBC where he oversaw LEED, so he is uniquely qualified to explain Arc’s place in the cacophony of green building standards, codes and ratings systems including its space in the orbit of LEED. New construction of green buildings cannot save the planet when less than 170,000 new commercial buildings were constructed in the U.S.

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Green Is Catching On


For decades, construction and architecture has had a focus on environmentally sustainable building: Going Green. An example of a Green Building project is a development of Fourth Wave Energy, Inc., The post Green Is Catching On appeared first on Constructech.

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” But Greenbuild has been a prime source of new clients for my sustainability and green building law practice (. Greenbuild 2018 in Chicago will be “the” target rich environment for green people this year.

What Is Green Construction

Lets Build

Green construction, or Green Building as many call it, has started attracting more and more attention during the last years. The concept behind green construction lies far beyond the creation of a building that doesn’t harm the environment. The True Value Of Green Construction.

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Bioswales and Green Infrastructure and ….

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Embracing green infrastructure as an approach and installing specific interventions comes with many challenges. What is Green Infrastructure? Learn more… The post Bioswales and Green Infrastructure and … appeared first on 4BT. Bioswales and Green Infrastructure

Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building

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Mainland China topped USGBC'S list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., Read: Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building at with more than 68 million gross square meters.

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The Business Benefits of Green Construction


Economic Benefits of Green Building

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Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot

Green Building Law Update

The Denver Elections Commission has announced that the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a mandatory green roof ballot initiative will appear on the November 7 ballot. This is believed to be the first successful voter initiative petitioning a green roof mandate to voter ballot.

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Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

Green Building Law Update

BuildingGreen will be hosting a series if meetups at their booth at this is a chance to meet and hangout with other green people. In a recent review of contracts involving green building construction projects, less than 20% had properly drafted provisions addressing green building matters.

Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building” for the purposes of state government leasing. The regulatory change is being widely heralded as a dramatic step forward in expanding green building in the State and across the country, not only because of its efficacy (i.e.,

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Green Building that Cleans the Air

Green Building Law Update

Today’s green building standards, rating systems and codes are stale, largely based in decades old science and do not go far enough to be efficacious for most business to invest in. But the green building industrial complex is missing that green building can be the solution to many of the environmental impacts arising from human activity and at the same time make a business case that green building can be profitable.

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GBI Acquires Green Globes Expanding Sustainability

Green Building Law Update

Last week Green Building Initiative announced that it had completed the bold and innovative acquisition of Green Globes from JLL and I had an opportunity to speak with Vicki Worden, President and CEO of GBI and Bob Best, Executive Vice President of JLL. In 2008, JLL, a Fortune 500 company with more than $50 billion of real estate under asset management, purchased ECD, a Canadian sustainability consulting organization that had developed Green Globes.

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You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)

Green Building Law Update

We are often asked “what is the best way to assure success in a green building project?”. Whether that query is from a Fortune 1000 businesses or an architect, the answer is the same, have the owner engage an experienced green building consultant as early as possible in the project.

Brownfield Laws can Save Green Building and the Planet

Green Building Law Update

So, why then on the 20 th anniversary of many state brownfield programs, is there so little correlation between green buildings and brownfields? Federal Green Building LEED brownfield environmental attorney environmental lawyer green building Kaplow Maryland environmental law Stuart Kaplow

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Green Building Codes Not Eligible for Copyright Protection

Green Building Law Update

Ruling that “the law,” whether by statute, ordinance, regulations, or code, and even when its source is a judicial opinion, is not subject to federal copyright law, has broad implications, particularly for green building.

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Suing But Not Because it was Not a Green Building

Green Building Law Update

With the maturation of the green building industrial complex it has become clear there is no more or additional liability associated with constructing a green building versus a similar non green structure.

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ESG, including Advantaged by Green Building, Requires Risk Oversight

Green Building Law Update

Some group of investors considering ESG factors will certainly not invest in fossil fuel companies, but there are industries that are more ESG friendly than others, like green building.

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Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

Other green building programs have similar targets. Have the green building programs not taken into account science in the area of water quality in the quest to reduce the quantity of water used? And you might want to test the water in your green building for lead.

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Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” But Greenbuild has been a prime source of new clients for my environmental law practice focusing on sustainability and green building law practice (. Green Building Council “Green Building Conference” (.

Meet BREEAM, America’s Newest Green Building Certification


If you work in construction, you’re most likely familiar with LEED certification, the green building standard that many building owners aim to achieve. Featured News Trends Green Construction Innovation

Green Steel

Natural Building

Founded in 2010, IBUKU’s team of designers, architects and Balinese bamboo craftsmen have created hundreds of structures, many of which are now famous as part of the iconic Green School and Green Village. The post Green Steel appeared first on Natural Building Blog.

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Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

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Read: Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs at The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car.

Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?

Green Building Law Update

But the broad growth of green buildings, including green schools, that include water conservation strategies has the potential to negatively impact the quality of drinking water in those green building plumbing systems.

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A Day in the Life of a Green Building Attorney

Green Building Law Update

But rather, this responds to a question I was recently asked when speaking at a law school forum on innovation in the law, “ what does a green building attorney do? ”. Reviewing and approving quotes in draft third party journal article on defects in green building contracts.

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GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant To Add 400 Jobs

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Read: GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant To Add 400 Jobs at Preparing for the next-generation Corvette, the Warren County, KY facility will build America's most advanced series-production sports car.

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Miami Beach’s New Green Building Tax

Green Building Law Update

A builder has up to two years to obtain a full or partial refund of the fee depending on the level of green building certification achieved.

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2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating Systems

Green Building Law Update

2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. IgCC, ICC 700, Green Globes and. True believers seek to design to a reality that green building, at its foundation, is fundamentally human; that engineering is second rate without aesthetics in the building architecture; and, that buildings work best when the people who will occupy the space have the most contact possible with those who will erect it. Green Building ASHRAE 189.1

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Orientation of Green Office Buildings for Efficiency and Functionality

The Constructor

The orientation of green buildings for efficiency and functionality is considered during construction. Read More at Orientation of Green Office. Building Technology and Construction Guide Buildings Green Buildings