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24 Jan, 2012

Green Model Contracts

2012-01-24T13:40:37-05:00January 24th, 2012|AIA Contracts, Green Building|

The American Institute of Architects will soon be releasing its “green” model contracts. The AIA announced last fall that it would be releasing five new contracts in the first quarter of 2012. The five contracts are: A101™-2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor, for use on a Sustainable Project where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum. B101™-2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and [...]

13 Sep, 2011

Are you Allocating Responsibility on GREEN Building Projects

2011-09-13T10:22:47-05:00September 13th, 2011|Building Contracts, Contract, Documentation, Green Building|

Our clients are often times frustrated at the lack of clear delegation and responsibility on GREEN building projects, such as those pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation. While LEED projects mandate an integrated process and seek input from all parties, there is very little guidance as to each party’s obligations. To avoid this confusion, we recommend contractors take some preliminary steps to clarify their duties and responsibilities [...]

24 May, 2011

Minimizing your Risk in Green Building

2011-05-24T15:22:37-05:00May 24th, 2011|Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Green Building, LEED, Limit Liability, Sustainable Building|

Green or sustainable building has become a focal point in the construction industry.  And, with sustainable building contracts come green building obligations.  Contractors and subcontractors have to make sure they understand these requirements for “green” projects.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), created by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) is the leading method for “green” certification.  The LEED rating system has a number of requirements, just a [...]