Green Building Law Update Service

Center for Climate Change Law

In June 2010, EPA Region 4 released the Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments.  The 83 page toolkit was  developed in response to local governments’ requests for assistance to help them identify and remove permitting barriers to sustainable design and green building practices.  It provides a resource for municipalities that are interested […]

A federal program designed to encourage residential retrofits is being potentially derailed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government entities that guarantee more than half of the residential mortgages in the U.S. The financing technique is referred to as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).  A PACE bond is a debt instrument where the proceeds are […]

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