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HTMLRenewable Energy Construction: Moving into Federal Buildings
Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Jennifer Budd, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 20, 2013
In recent years, concepts such as “green construction” and “renewable energy” seem to have become almost commonplace. In what is perhaps an effort to lead the world by example in these areas, President Barack Obama recently issued a Presidential Memorandum that calls upon...

 

HTMLGreenbuild 2013: Exhibitors and Attendees Leave Philadelphia Re-Energized
Jennifer Budd, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013
As the Greenbuild 2013 posters, web cafés and stages are removed from the Convention Center in Philadelphia, attendees and exhibitors from across the country have been reenergized in thinking about green building, sustainability and resiliency. From November 18-22, Philadelphia was painted...

 

HTMLWhatever it Takes? School District of Philadelphia Sues Dozens of its Architecture and Design Professionals
Daniel E. Fierstein, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2013, previously published on September 6, 2013
As schools across the country open, most people in the Delaware Valley are well aware of the School District of Philadelphia’s financial woes. As the School District considers measures to help close its massive budget deficit, it has recently begun to take legal action that is particularly...

 

HTMLRidge Flats, By Onion Flats, Sets the Mark for Sustainable Development in the Philadelphia Area
Jennifer Budd, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2013, previously published on August 23, 2013
Two weeks ago, the East Falls Pennsylvania Zoning Board approved the construction of Ridge Flats at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls-a project proposed by developer and design-builder Onion Flats.

 

HTMLClean Construction Pilot Credit Added to LEED Certification Rating System
Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 7, 2013, previously published on February 1, 2013
In an effort to reduce exposure to diesel exhaust in and around construction areas, on January 18, 2013, the US Green Building Counsel announced a Clean Construction Pilot Credit that can count toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Pilot Credit requires...

 

HTMLGreen Construction Liability: Are You Prepared?
Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 27, 2012, previously published on Fall 2012
With the drastic increase in green construction, industry experts and analysts predicted a flood of green-related litigation. Despite the surge in green projects and the implementation of new technologies and building strategies, however, the anticipated flurry of litigation has not yet followed....

 

HTMLThe Allure and Danger of Bidding as an LBE
Daniella Gordon, Lane F. Kelman; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 29, 2012, previously published on Winter 2012
In this bleak economy, contractors are cutting profits down to razor thin margins in order to win bids. As contractors search for secure work, some have sought to become eligible for public set-aside or preference programs. At first blush, these programs may appear to provide a competitive...