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Government 'Green' Requirements and 'Leedigation'

40 Real Estate L.J. 496 (Spring 2012)

23 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2012  

Patricia Salkin

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Graham Grady

Shefsky & Froelich Attorneys at Law

Nicole Mueller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Susan Herendeen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

In the last decade, many state and local governments have responded to the threat of global warming and climate change by offering incentives to spur green construction and incorporating principles of efficiency and conservation into their building codes. To accomplish this, some local governments have tied their standards to those set by the independent, non-profit U.S. Green Building Council, known as LEED standards. This article examines how local parties have been sued for alleged failure to deliver on the promised "Green."

Keywords: US Green Building Council, LEED, climate change, land use, zoning, green development, energy efficiency

JEL Classification: K11, K32

Suggested Citation

Salkin, Patricia and Grady, Graham and Mueller, Nicole and Herendeen, Susan, Government 'Green' Requirements and 'Leedigation' (January 1, 2012). 40 Real Estate L.J. 496 (Spring 2012) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2102422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2102422

Patricia E. Salkin (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Graham Grady

Shefsky & Froelich Attorneys at Law ( email )

111 East Wacker, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Nicole Mueller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Susan Herendeen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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