12 Feb '18, 3am

Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building” for the purposes of state government leasing. The regulatory change is being widely heralded as a dramatic step forward in expanding green building in the State and across the country, not only because of its efficacy (i.e., it will result in significantly more green building), but because it is a voluntary incentive to private landlords who want to lease to the state that is leading by example (and not creating another mandate from on high). Maryland has for more than a decade had a statutory requirement that new construction projects 100% funded by the State’s capital budget must meet or exceed the current version of LEED. And in recent years the...

Full article: https://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2018/02/articles/g...

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