Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction is Here to StaySustainable “green” construction is in the news and here to stay.

Here at Construction Law Musings, we like to keep up with the world of sustainable construction and the legal issues that face contractors, subcontractors and even construction lawyers relating to this growing field.  The topics range from LEED certification issues to potential risks and rewards of “green” building and how to draft your construction contract to plan for such risks and take advantage of the rewards.

These posts are not just my “musings,” but those of many individuals who have posted in the Guest Post Friday series.  I hope that you will check out the posts below and let me know your thoughts.

Value Added Design – Go Green

Originally posted 2011-05-20 09:00:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this weeks Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, LEED AP.  Charles (@thegainesgroup on Twitter) is an architect at The Gaines Group, PLC. This architectural and design firm was named the “best green designers” in 2008 by the Virginia Sustainable Building…

Development in CBF Green Building Case in Maryland

Originally posted 2014-08-04 09:00:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRemember that case I discussed a while back relating to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) building in Annapolis, Maryland?  Remember how it was a lawsuit over parallams and failure of those parallams?  Do you even remember what a parallam is? Well, that case was initially dismissed upon…

Does Stricter Decertification Mean More “Leedigation?”

Originally posted 2010-10-04 09:00:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRecently, my friend and fellow construction attorney/consultant, Chris Cheatham (@chrischeatham) posted the news that USGBC will be more stringent on the de-certification front. This statement relates to the continued energy performance of LEED certified buildings and increases the likelihood that energy performance (as opposed to mere reporting)…

More Thoughts on “Green” (the Practice, not the Color) Building

Originally posted 2014-03-10 09:00:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt has been a while since I “mused” on the green building landscape.  While I am a LEED AP and have presented on green (read “sustainable”) building in the past, I am not totally sold on LEED as the be all end all in sustainable construction (the…