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Insurance Coverage Issues for Green-Related Building Projects

Kermit the Frog once famously lamented that “it’s not easy being green.” Well, we hate to break it to you, Kermit, but that’s not exactly true anymore. As it turns out, being green is now all the rage, especially in the...more

State of New Jersey Issues Emergency Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rule Amendments Rules will impact post-Sandy Development

In response to the flood impacts of storms including Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP) recently adopted emergency amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act (FHACA) rules. This...more

Missouri Federal Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Inapplicable to Exposure to Fumes

In its recent decision in United Fire & Casualty Co. v. Titan Contractors Service, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10716 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 28, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, applying...more

Even If You Can't Insure The End Of Days, You Can Insure Some Of The Effects Of Climate Change

Today is the day the world ended. But it didn’t. The spin put by some on the Mayan calendar didn’t pan out and the world continued. Here in Baltimore we didn’t buy into the predictions, but just in case, we went looking...more

Construction Insurance Rates Rise

Construction companies need experienced insurance attorneys to guide them now more than ever. That’s because the market for construction-related commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, and umbrella and excess liability...more

Should You Guaranty Performance on a Green Project? (Law note)

By now, I hope you know me well enough to know that I’d never, ever say you should make a guaranty of performance, period, let alone guaranty the green performance for a new building. However, sometimes caution has to be...more

Construction Oberview: 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Update

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2012 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain bills from...more

Second Annual Greenbuild Legal Forum Highlights Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Green Building Lawyers

The Second Annual Legal Forum at Greenbuild 2011 covered a wide variety of legal issues involved in green building which were presented by more than 10 expert panelists from the US and Canada...more

Are you covered? Comprehensive green building liability insurance not quite ready for prime time

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) minimum program requirements for buildings certified under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is now in effect for certifications issued under the...more

Green Building Update - December 29, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green builders await billions in stimulus dollars *Green Building Focus ..Study: Green building to triple by 2013 *Copenhagen Aftermath *Tool: Monitoring a building's carbon footprint *San...more

Green Building Update - July 24, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Allstate's green data center video *Green Building Focus ..AIA examines green building status ..LEED-EB may grow exponentially *Coolwall coating wins top award *Green building demand up in South...more

Green Building Update - March 19, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *$8 B in green grants announced *Green Building Focus: Recap of Webcor/Navitas Executive Forum *CBIA endorses 2 'green building' programs *Farmers Insurance offers Eco-Rebuild *Green building...more

Green Building Update - December 31, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Lower fuel and home prices stall some green homes *The recession is poised to help green homes *Green Building Focus ..Buildings without AC: the latest green building trend *Insurance struggles to...more

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