Construction Law: Sustainable Design and Green Buildings

With backgrounds in architecture and engineering, our construction attorneys offer guidance deeply rooted in the industry they serve, always mindful of design and cost considerations that drive the success and the benefits of sustainable and "green" projects. 

Our team has vast experience helping clients realize their sustainability, design, and construction goals. We understand the nuances of green building, from the identification of critical sustainability criteria in project RFPs to contract preparations and negotiations that promote and encourage green design and construction. Our construction attorneys counsel the owners, design professionals, and contractors working to improve the built environments through LEED and Green Globes certification. We also advise on the ways in which commercial and residential projects can satisfy ENERGY STAR TM construction and how to utilize equipment requirements at a reasonable cost.

We bring considerable knowledge of the tax incentives and other considerations offered by federal, state, and local governments to support and promote green businesses, and as part of a fully integrated firm, we have the capacity to counsel our clients on maximizing those benefits while continuing to support environmentally sound practices.

Venable's Construction Law Group guides its energy and utility clients through applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines and other air emissions and water treatment standards. We have decades of experience with solar, wind, and waterpower generation projects, as well as coal-fired and nuclear power plant matters. Always tracking the latest developments and requirements in green design and sustainable building practices, we remain committed to proactively advising and adeptly managing any client need in this space.