As society has become more conscious of energy conservation there has been a boom in the development of "green" buildings. The law is still evolving on this point and a number of disputes may arise in green building projects. At the law firm of Last & Faoro, our San Mateo green construction lawyers can represent your interests in these unique projects. Whether you are seeking protection from liability or are being threatened with litigation, you can rely on our skill and experience.
Green projects are subject to federal regulations, state regulations and local regulations. We can tell you how these are likely to impact you. Contact our California construction law attorneys online or call 650-425-7679 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.
Potential Liabilities in Green Construction Projects
Our San Jose construction litigation lawyers have extensive experience representing contractors, subcontractors, commercial entities and building owners in issues surrounding green buildings. There are some additional liabilities that exist in green building construction, including:
- Problems associated with the project delivery method
- Problems associated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
- Construction defect problems associated with new products and materials
- Misrepresentation of the outcome
The damages an owner may recover from a contractor for a failed green building project may be greater than those involved in a traditional building. That is why it is important to have our attorneys thoroughly review any contracts associated with this type of construction. You do not want to agree to take on any more risks than are absolutely necessary. This is a complicated, highly regulated area, and standard contracts and bidding codes may not apply. We can help you limit your exposure to liability.
Contact Our San Francisco Bay Area Green Building Certification Lawyers
As green buildings become more common, it is important to stay up to date on evolving rules and regulations. Contact our San Mateo green construction attorneys online or call 650-425-7679 for an initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Our construction law attorneys represent clients throughout northern California including the Sacramento Valley, the San Joaquin Valley, and the cities of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento, Monterey, Salinas, San Jose, Fairfield, Napa, Sonoma, Oakland, Fremont, Redwood City, and Livermore.