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Local and state governments are increasingly adopting mandates requiring green construction. Lenders commonly insert green requirements into mortgages. National tenants require green in their leases. Whether you represent buyers, lenders, owners, tenants, construction companies, or design and engineering firms, green is no longer optional.
Green Buildings: Law, Contract and Regulation is a detailed practitioner's guide to everything from green terminology — the “language of green” — to complex issues of real property law, liability and due process. It discusses government mandates, green requirements and incentives, and clauses in all the standard types of agreements affecting real estate — purchase, sale, lease, mortgage financing, design, construction, and insurance. It also examines statutory language in detail.
Throughout, Green Buildings: Law, Contract and Regulation features realistic examples and practical solutions. Four appendices provide summaries of government mandates and incentives, green building codes, zoning laws, tax credits and similar incentives from state and local governments from coast to coast. This is the ultimate guide for attorneys trying to stay in the vanguard of the green revolution.
Table of Contents: Chapter Headings
Introduction—What is Green? A New Legal Language
Sources of Green Requirements; Green Rating Systems
Government Green Mandates (Building Codes and Other Mandatory Requirements)
Due Diligence in the Selection of Property
Green Provisions in the Purchase/Sale Agreement
Green Incentives (Property Tax Abatements, Income Tax Credits, Zoning Bonuses and Others)
Green Provisions in Leases
Green Issues In Mortgage Finance
Green Issues in Insurance Coverage
Green Issues in Construction Management Agreements and Construction Contracts
Green Issues in Design and Engineering Agreements
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