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5 Legal Factors in Green Construction

March 15, 2010

While the benefits of owning and operating green certified buildings are often discussed, the legal implications of their design and construction can be overlooked. Clear-eyed owners should weigh some practical considerations before entering into design or construction agreements aimed at green certification. Here are five factors you should discuss with your construction lawyer about your next green project.

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Modular Building Institute and Associated Builders and Contractors Form Alliance for Disaster Relief
The MBI and ABC have announced the formation of START, an alliance to leverage the resources of the construction industry, nongovernmental organizations, and government agencies to respond quickly and efficiently with relief and rebuilding efforts following natural disasters.
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