Sunday, November 15, 2009
The latest trend in America is to go Green. Some towns have passed laws requiring people to recycle cans or plastic. This trend has even reached the building industry. Towns are mandating that builders use a certain number of environmentally friendly materials, like partially recycled insulation. Others also limit the types of appliances that people are able to put in their home. As attorneys, it will be our job to keep ourselves up to date on the laws to ensure that our clients are in compliance. Further, we must also make sure that our builders are aware of the new standards, and adjust our contracts with them to limit any other possible liability for breaking these regulations. This just goes to show you how diverse development law can be, and how it is ever changing.