"Am I Covered?" Insurance Considerations for the Design Professional "Going Green"

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The emergence of green building and sustainable design has introduced the world of building construction to new territory in the realm of energy savings and design implementation requiring new innovations in project delivery. On the flip-side, green building has also introduced new avenues of liability and exposure to design professionals beyond the traditional risks inherent in performing professional design services. Most business savvy design professionals make the wise decision to invest in professional liability insurance to cover the risks of an unfortunate error or omission. However, in the environment of green building and sustainable design, traditional liability insurance may not be adequate to cover the risks and potential exposure of a failed green project. For the design professional considering “going green” the question which must be asked is: “Am I covered?”

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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