Green Development: The Basics of Going Green

Green building is no longer an alternative, elective method of real estate development. The proven environmental, social and economic advantages to green projects, coupled with the implementation of various federal, state and local green building standards and incentives, have rendered green building a new but widespread practice.  

This article is designed to provide readers with a general overview of green building, with a focus on green rating systems, inherent issues, construction and design contracts, insurance matters and leases related to green buildings.