Sunday, January 31, 2010

Green Building Legal Issues

Green Building Legal Issues on the Horizon is a free webinar that discusses legal issues and regulatory challenges caused by green building requirements.

The presentation discusses a Marlyland case where Shaw Development sued a building developer who failed to achieve LEED Silver certification in a design-bid-build contract for a condominium development. The presentation also discusses green building mandates, the problem with obtaining surety bonds for guaranteeing green building compliance, cases where the insurance industry refused to insure "green roofs," and green defects, a subset of construction defects.

In Hawaii, counties are considering green mandates for private projects and the State land use commission has mandated LEED compliance as a condition of granting a district boundary amendment.

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