Lawsuits push the legal boundaries of green building definition

This article explores some legal issues stemming from lawsuits in which plaintiffs have charged developers with not delivering on a promised level of sustainability.

May 31, 2012

What makes a building green and who decides it? That question is unclear as courts and insurers alike struggle to wrap definitions around green construction. Aside from a LEED certification, the definition of “green” is dicey.

This article explores some legal issues stemming from lawsuits in which plaintiffs have charged developers with not delivering on a promised level of sustainability.

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