Green Building Rules, Codes and Ordinances: Challenges and Opportunities for Property Owners and Construction Companies

October 6, 2010
Fox Rothschild LLP

2000 Market Street
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Fox Rothschild LLP invites you to join us for this special program

Featuring Sandy Wiggins, former chair of the U.S. Green Building Council and chairman of e3 Bank, as special guest speaker.

The green building movement has sparked a variety of new incentives and mandates for real estate developers to incorporate sustainable materials and green building practices into their projects. Local governments have taken the lead by implementing "green building codes" to facilitate energy conservation in both new construction and renovation.

Please join us as we provide an overview of the critical elements of green building codes and ordinances from the perspective of property owners and local government, as well as offer a review of current case law led by a participant in a leading case.

We'll address:

  • Key substantive elements and policy considerations
  • Issues raised by incorporating green building requirements into land use regulations
  • Interaction between ordinances and building energy codes and their relationship to climate change
  • Mechanisms for achieving green building implementation, such as incentives versus mandates, and the risks to building owners/developers under various approaches


Philip L. Hinerman, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Sharon Oras Morgan, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Beth L. Weisser, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Please RSVP by October 1.