RT ECP: Green Building/LEED

July 26, 2011

Professional liability risks grow with green construction

Source:, July 24, 2011 By: Judy Greenwald Challenges facing risk managers and insurers in developing errors and omissions coverage for “green” construction projects are similar to but also different than standard construction risks. The difference generally is found in new technology and materials, which are untested and often experimental, and can lead to unfounded […]

June 20, 2011

State works toward building big — and green

Source:, June 10, 2011 By: Chris Huntemann Maryland companies working to make state leader in green building Constructing more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings is becoming a major money-maker for some Maryland companies. For example, Morgan-Keller Construction in Frederick says the percentage of its “green” building projects has jumped from 25 percent to more […]

June 20, 2011

Is LEED the Gold Standard in Green?

Source:, June 13, 2011 By: Ben Ikenson A lawsuit challenges the claims of the nation’s foremost green building effort — the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED certification) program. It is telling that the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., wants the design of a biblical theme park that will showcase a 500-foot-long replica […]

June 20, 2011

Green building design teams face increased exposures

Source:, Issue: June 20, 2011 By: Joanne Wojcik An architectural firm agrees to design an office building to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, the second-highest level of the U.S. Green Building Council’s sustainability design scale. Meanwhile, the developer that hired the architect advertises the project as having significantly reduced operating […]


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