Green Building: Design and Construction Contract Issues

By Gregory R. Andre, K&L Gates, Chicago

“Green Buildings” feature energy efficient and environmentally friendly elements.  Governmental regulation, cost savings and public relations are driving the trend.  While architects, engineers, contractors and facilities managers focus on Green Building design, construction, equipment and operation issues, lawyers may wish to consider Green Building issues in the contracts entered into between the owner and the design and construction professionals.  This article addresses the special contract issues that may arise in connection with the design and construction of Green Buildings.

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