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 LEED 2009 process. The requirements include mandatory reporting of energy and water usage for a five-year period after occupancy and provide for potential revocation of LEED certification for noncompliance. While it is unclear what level of noncompliance would result in LEED decertification, the mere threat increases the litigation risk for builders, engineers and design professionals, and should send them scrambling to check their insurance coverages and perhaps shopping for specific green building coverage. What they will find, however, may not be very comforting.
Please see full article below for more information.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.