Green Building Law Update Service

Center for Climate Change Law

Recently, the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued a report that confirms the environmental benefit of building reuse.  The report concludes, among other things, that it can take between 10 to 80 years for a new energy efficient building to overcome the climate change impacts created by its construction.  The […]

On January 25, 2012, a federal district court in New Mexico issued a permanent injunction prohibiting Albuquerque, New Mexico from enacting a municipal energy code that required new buildings to achieve a high level of energy efficiency.  The decision, unless overturned on appeal, effectively requires the city to go back to the drawing board and […]

In January 2012, Deutsche Bank announced the release of a report that examined 230 affordable multifamily housing projects in New York City that had undergone energy efficiency retrofits.  The goal of the study was to examine energy savings in these buildings and to see if energy savings projections could be included in underwriting practices for […]

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