With our strong historical emphasis in all aspects of real estate development, transactions and litigation, it is only natural that the firm would be one of the first to offer a Green Building practice group.
As cities and counties develop more and more green building ordinances and guidelines, developers are having to address these issues on a more frequent basis. Climate change initiatives, legislation, regulations and court decisions are impacting general plans, CEQA, land use and other matters related to the mitigation of the development of construction projects and their impact on our environment.
Consumer demand for "green" projects is growing and, even in a "down" market, seems to have a strong influence on the future of smart growth.
Tax and other incentives continue to be offered for renewable energy installations, including solar and wind power. Whether you are developing a project with the specific goal of creating a green community or simply trying to navigate the uncertain landscape for a more traditional project, the attorneys of Wendel Rosen's Green Building Practice are experienced in all phases of project development, from planning and financing to construction and ongoing operations.
A few areas of interest to our Green Building clients:
- LEED and GreenPoint certifications
- Green Design
- Green leasing issues
- Sales and aquisitions
- Property management and maintenance
- Solar installations
- Planned Unit Developments
- CEQA and land use
- Green ordinances and building requirements
- Infill projects
- Due diligence and environmental review