New Green Building Efforts Harbor Litigation Risks: Attys

Law360, New York (November 17, 2011, 6:06 PM EST) -- The growing demand for sustainable buildings has set the stage for a wave of legal disputes as developers work to adhere to complex green standards while relying on construction contracts that have yet to catch up with the times, attorneys say.

Amid the prolonged real estate slump, states and cities have been rapidly incorporating the international green building rating system known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — commonly called LEED — certification into ordinances, laws and incentive programs.

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