The Law of Green Buildings: Regulatory and Legal Issues in Design, Construction, Operations, and Financing

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American Bar Association, 2010 - Law - 408 pages
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Examining the most important issues in achieving the goal of building more efficient and less damaging buildings, this book highlight the significant statutes and regulations as well as other legal issues that need to be considered when advising clients in the development, construction, financing, and leasing of a green building. Topics include federal incentive programs, financing, alternative energy, site selection, land use planning, green construction practices and materials, emerging legal issues, and the effects of climate change on planning and architectural design.
 

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This book gives an insight and awareness to the legal issues that have not been knowledge spread wide enough in other countries. Based on the limited preview I have read, I am even more interested to investigate what are the implications of implementing Green Buildings and how can we overcome it

Contents

Chapter
15
Part
35
Chapter Four
71
Part Three
101
Chapter
125
Chapter Seven
169
Part Four
193
Chapter Nine
217
Chapter
249
Chapter Eleven
273
Part Five
299
Chapter Thirteen
313
Chapter Fourteen
359
Guide to Online Resources
375
Index
385
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Michael B. Gerrard is Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses on environmental and energy law and directs the Center for Climate Change Law. He is also Associate Chair of the Faculty of Columbia's Earth Institute. Before joining the Columbia faculty in January 2009, he was partner in charge of the New York office of Arnold and Porter LLP, where he continues as Senior Counsel. He is author or editor of ten prior books, two of which were named Best Law Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers: Environmental Law Practice Guide (twelve volumes, 1992) and Brownfields Law and Practice: The Cleanup and Redevelopment of Contaminated Land (four volumes, 1998). His other most recent books are The Law of Green Buildings (with Cullen Howe, 2010), The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011) and The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: US and International Aspects (with Katrina F. Kuh, 2012).

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