20 Jul '11, 3pm

Another suit involving green building/sustainability: (via @sharishapiro)

A Long Way to the Courthouse: the Region 7 EPA Headquarter Controversy Posted on July 20, 2011 by Shari Shapiro Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link Yesterday, the City of Kansas and the County of Wyndotte sued the General Services Administration for moving the EPA Region 7 headquarters from an older LEED building in the Kansas City central business district to a former Applebee's headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. The complaint is available here . This is a fascinating suit in that it highlights the paradox of a green building on an unsustainable site. Lenexa can only be described as a typical midwestern sprawling suburb, and the proposed new EPA headquarters is in an office park. A Google earth map of Lenexa is available here and the proposed building is available here . The lawsuit alleges that the GSA violated two executive orders mandating that Federal facilit...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/2011/07/articles/a-lo...

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