On May 31, 2011, the government issued an interim rule that implements two key executive orders directing environmental attributes of federal procurement actions. Executive Order 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management,” was issued by President Bush on January 24, 2007 and set a number of different environmental goals for federal agencies related to

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the federal government invested approximately $25 billion in green building, and became a key market driver in the construction industry. State and local governments have also adopted new green building regulations. But green building projects raise new risks and liabilities. For example:

On Monday, I discussed conflicts between military construction and green building certification.  Green building certification was originally created for commercial office buildings, which can create some odd applications in military construction.  While we have have already discussed energy efficiency, bicycle racks and HVAC systems, there is one component of military construction that conflicts directly