Lawrence Moss and Scott Schonfeld recently published a client alert on the City of Chicago’s new Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance. Chapter 18-14.

Chicago now joins several other major municipalities which have adopted similar legislation, including New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Boston, and San Francisco. Subject to limited exceptions, and staggered reporting

By Ilana R. Morady and Meagan Newman

The Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement of green marketing violations is in full swing.

Last year, the agency published final changes to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, commonly known as the “Green Guides.” We had previously blogged in some detail concerning the revisions. Now,

By Ilana R. Morady and Eric E. Boyd

On September 25, 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is trying to bolster the manufacturing industry by increasing the number of biobased products available to federal agencies.  Under the USDA’s BioPreferred program, the Department designates categories of biobased products and lists

By Eric E. Boyd and Craig B. Simonsen

George P. Nassos, of George P. Nassos & Associates, recently provided our Group with a presentation on “The Urgency of Adopting Sustainability”. It is an interesting analysis on the rationale for and the cost-benefit value in adopting sustainability within large corporate businesses and organizations. Sustainable

By Adam W. Walsh

An article, “Green Issues to Consider in Drafting and Negotiating Office Building Leases,” by Seyfarth Real Estate partner Adam Walsh was published in the March 6 issue of Bloomberg BNA’s Real Estate Law & Industry Report. In the article, Adam discusses the finer points involved in drafting contracts

By David A. Blake, LEED AP, Christa L. Dommers, and Michael J. Bauer

An article by Seyfarth attorneys David Blake, Christa Dommers and Michael Bauer was published in Bloomberg BNA’s January 24 Real Estate Law & Industry Report. In the article, the authors outline several significant lawsuits on green building for the commercial