Cut Your Risks: Build – or Rebuild – Sustainably

This article was contributed by Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley, Editor of the HomeownersInsurance.com blog. Carrie has been writing insurance news and consumer information for HomeInsurance.com since 2008. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington in 2005 with a B.A. in Professional Writing and Journalism. Green building practices do more than protect the environment, […]

Washington Bill Ties Sales Tax Deferrals to LEED Standards

Thanks to the Beer With A Construction Lawyer blog for pointing out a new bill in the Washington State Legislature that has green building implications.    The bill is sponsored by Senators Kastama, Rockefeller, and Ranker. The bill, if passed, would offer very aggressive tax incentives to projects that meet LEED certification standards.   Here is the […]

Green Building Law? Is It Different Than Ordinary “Law?”

There are a growing number of construction attorneys getting certified in green building professional courses and touting themselves as "green litigation attorneys."  Our friends over at the Best Practices Construction Law blog just posted an interesting blog article about whether there is a difference between "green building law" and ordinary run-of-the-mill "law." The article is […]

A Survey of Green Building Litigation – What Can We Learn

Over the past few weeks, Wolfe Law Group has discussed the concept of Green Building to its readers. It's quite clear from these posts that Green Building is a growing phenomenon in the United States construction industry. McGraw Hill reports that green building will triple in the next five (5) years, and there's no sign […]

Green Building Insurance and Limiting Exposure

As Green Building became more mainstream, parties to construction projects have looked to surety and insurance companies to protect themselves against the risk of loss. Slowly but surely, these industries have responded to the demand, and there are a number of products available to green builders and property owners to help limit their exposure in […]