Green Is Not Just The Color Of Climate Conscience

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With the enactment of the Green Building Act of 2006, the District of Columbia placed itself at the forefront of jurisdictions mandating energy efficient, sustainable standards for new construction or substantial improvement of non-residential buildings.

The Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 (the “Clean Energy Act”),[1] recently enacted by the D.C. Council and signed by the mayor on Aug. 4, raises the bar again by creating a powerful incentive for owners of all commercial buildings – existing, as well as new – to make their...
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