The Next Green Issue: Considering Property Insurance for the Green Building
Darren A. Prum
Florida State University
September 14, 2012
Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 7, No. 3 2013
As government policies across the country try to encourage more environmentally friendly buildings, the next green issue facing the owners of the completed structure is obtaining the proper insurance coverage to protect their investment. A typical property insurance policy covers the costs to reconstruct or replace property damaged as the result of a casualty, so the Insurance Service Organization and other carriers offer specific green building endorsements in an effort to augment the underlying property policy. However, these buildings maintain unique characteristics, which becomes relevant to the owner and policy underwriter as well as other stakeholders like the holder of a mortgage and major tenants. Accordingly, this article seeks to address the issues associated with a property insurance policy and the applicable endorsements that provide coverage for a green building.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: Green Building, Property Insurance
JEL Classification: K00, K12, K11, K29, K39
Date posted: October 11, 2012 ; Last revised: June 17, 2013
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