Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcome to Green Building Law Brief

Green Building has exploded in popularity over the last few years.  Area governments increasingly mandate compliance with green standards for new private and public construction.  By 2013, some estimates suggest up to twenty-five percent of new commercial non-residential starts will be intended to meet at least one green building standard, such as LEED certification or Green Globe, and the value of the green building market overall will exceed $100 billion.  Such increases are just one part of the new Green Procurement efforts by private industry and federal, state, and local governments, as purchasing departments seek to benchmark the sustainability of the goods and services they procure.

Green Building Law Brief is a new blog from the members of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Green Building and Sustainability Industry Group, designed to analyze the legal ramifications of these new Green Building and Green Procurement initiatives.  Please feel free to join our discussion by posting in our Comments section, or e-mailing us at

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