Lawyers At The Forefront Of The Green Building Process
Green building is a new and evolving subject area that has received a great deal of attention from those in the building and construction industry, government officials as well as state and national organizations. The core issues of green building include answering such questions as:
- What is sustainable development?
- How exactly do you make a building environmentally friendly?
- What standards should a so-called green building, builder or developer have to adhere to?
A Green Building Accredited Professional
Attorney Bernard Pellegrino is one of very few lawyers in the region who has become a LEED accredited professional (LEED AP). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED AP designation is granted by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.
The Green Building Council establishes standards geared toward making buildings environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. Its goals include reducing energy costs, enhancing the environment for those who live or work in a building, and promoting actions that will help protect the planet.
These goals are translated into specific actions and standards relating to issues such as site selection, selection of building materials, energy and atmospheric design, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design and lighting design, use of daylight, indoor air quality, and even the view.
Earn Points Toward Green Building Accreditation
The U.S. Green Building Council will certify a building or development based on points earned in the development and construction process. Hiring a LEED-accredited professional can help your project earn points toward LEED certification.
As a LEED-accredited professional, Bernard Pellegrino represents developers, contractors, builders, building owners and institutional clients, helping them understand the process of how to create a green building and achieve LEED standards.
Keeping Clients Ahead Of The Curve
The state of Connecticut is in the process of adopting new building codes that will require builders and developers to meet green building standards. Whether or not you are interested in LEED certification, you can rely on our law firm to be informed and up to date on the latest changes to building codes and what that means to you.