Report by Harvard Law School Points to Potential Legal Problems in Green Building

May 18, 2009
MGKF Press Release

Philadelphia, PA (May 18, 2009) – Harvard Law School's Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has released a report that outlines the potential legal risks and liabilities in green building and provides a blueprint for avoiding such pitfalls. While there are potential environmental and financial benefits associated with green building, the study by Harvard Law School and its sponsor Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, finds that there are significant legal liabilities that can create risks for builders, investors, insurers, architects, and others. Some examples are lawsuits for negligence and fraud, violation of consumer protection laws, and failure to meet certification standards resulting in loss of tax credits.

Read the Harvard Environmental Law & Policy Clinic Report (PDF)

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