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Center for Climate Change Law

Acting on recommendations issued in May 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences, on August 20, 2010 the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed using a “full fuel cycle” (FFC) approach to calculating the energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of appliance efficiency standards in future rulemakings. DOE’s energy conservation program for consumer products and […]

In May 2010, the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Washington seeking to enjoin the enactment of certain provisions of Washington State’s Energy Code, which was passed in December 2009 and which was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2010.  The lawsuit alleges that these […]

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which is the organization responsible for administering the LEED green building rating system, has put out a LEED Policy Manual.   The Manual contains the following excerpt concerning revoking LEED certifications, which appears on p. 27: GBCI may revoke previously granted LEED certification or take other action regarding LEED certification […]

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