Sustainability is increasingly on people’s minds. Now more than ever governments, shareholders, and consumers are demanding that new buildings and renovations to existing buildings be done in an environmentally friendly way.
As businesses work to update or expand their physical presence to be considered green, they often need help determining the best way to do this while also being mindful of their risk. Often, companies are not familiar with local laws and incentives that could impact their green building projects.
Riesterer Law has extensive experience helping clients with their green building projects, including overall evaluation, assessing liability, and structuring and negotiating contracts and agreements. We truly partner with our clients during the whole project. We meet with all parties involved and help with everything from site selection, navigating building codes, permitting process, to final certification. Riesterer Law also has in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal incentives and funding sources that can help when creating your building plans.
LEED Accredited Professionals
Additionally, we can help provide guidance on all mandatory and optional green building standards. Specifically, we are well versed in helping clients obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System® (LEED®) ratings. This voluntary certification created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) remains one of the preeminent standards for how buildings, homes, neighborhoods, campuses and communities and are judged as green. Our team includes LEED® Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) on staff who are specifically trained to help owners evaluate their projects and take the necessary steps to earn the certifications they’re seeking.
Our depth of knowledge does not just stop at helping our clients with building projects, but informs our legal work with all kinds of business clients in this ecosystem. We work with builders, architects, contractors, design firms, and engineers, among others, to help them with their legal needs and risk exposures on projects. Each of these different businesses have a myriad of laws and regulations to consider, as well as potential tax benefits, and we help ensure compliance in each jurisdiction in which they operate.
Green Building Lawyers
We are excited to work with you as you make thoughtful decisions on how to grow and operate your business sustainably. Riesterer Law is committed to being a strong partner for you during all your green building and renovation projects.
Need help evaluating a current or ongoing green building project? Contact us today to discuss partnering with Riesterer Law for your legal needs.