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Edits To The Comprehensive Plan Framework Element Released
The first vote on these amendments is still scheduled for July 9th.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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The District's Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Is Starting Up Again: First Vote On July 9, 2019
The Comprehensive Plan amendment process is lurching back to life and the DC Council's first vote is scheduled for July 9, 2019.
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Senator Charles Mcilhinney Plans To Introduce Bill To Reform Pennsylvania’s Building Code Adoption Process
Pennsylvania State Senator Charles McIlhinney (R-10) circulated a memo on March 20, 2013 seeking co-sponsors on a bill to amend Pennsylvania’s Construction Code Act (PCCA).
United States
22 Apr 2013
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The Dangers Of Sinkholes
This past week an unfortunate nightmare came true - a family had the unthinkable horror of hearing and watching a loved one perish when a sinkhole opened under the man’s bedroom in his Florida home.
United States
14 Mar 2013
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Construction Code Changes Affecting New Construction And Building Renovations For Commercial And Residential Projects
Most jurisdictions in the United States have a construction code setting the minimum standards for new construction and significant renovations of commercial and residential buildings.
United States
13 Mar 2013
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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill "Blows In" Opportunity For States To Adopt Better Building Codes
The fifty billion dollar (yes, that's $50,000,000,000) Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill (the "Relief Bill") is headed to President Obama's desk for his signature.
United States
4 Feb 2013
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A Supplemental Whitepaper Addressing Sandy’s Impact On Commercial And Residential Property Owners And Construction Companies
Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. on October 29, 2012, brought virtually unprecedented destruction to a large swath of the northeastern United States.
United States
28 Jan 2013
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"Fiscal Cliff" Bill Reinstates And Extends Business And Personal Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Residential Properties
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid automatic increases in income taxes for millions of Americans, as well as draconian cuts to the budget of the federal government, that many feared would plunge the nation’s economy back into recession.
United States
8 Jan 2013
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Fiscal Cliff Bill Extends Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits For Businesses And Homeowners
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid automatic increases in income taxes for millions of Americans, as well as draconian cuts to the budget of the federal government, that many feared would plunge the nation’s economy back into recession.
United States
8 Jan 2013
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Even After Installing Extra Insulation, The FHFA Proposed Rule On PACE Leaves Homeowners Out In The Cold
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a property assessment used to finance the upfront costs of energy efficiency upgrades.
United States
30 Jul 2012
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Decision In BIA v. Washington Does Not Clarify When Energy Efficient Codes Are Preempted By Federal law
On June 26, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided the BIA v. State of Washington case.
United States
18 Jul 2012
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PennEnvironment Releases Energy Efficiency Study Just When Pennsylvania Needs It Most
PennEnvironment released the "Building A Better America" study today quantifying the benefits of strong building codes and other policies promoting energy efficiency.
United States
20 Mar 2012
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Pennsylvania's Building Code Advisory Commission Votes To Reject 2012 International Construction Code, Extend Code Evaluation Cycle To Six Years
According to the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, residential and commercial buildings will account for 73.2 percent of total electricity consumption and 40.1 percent of the nation’s total energy consumption in 2011, with approximately half of those totals attributable to commercial buildings alone.
United States
9 Mar 2012
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PA Code Council Votes To Reject 2012 ICC Changes, Delay Code Updates Until At Least 2018
Building energy codes that require increased energy efficiency are one of the most effective mechanisms for reducing energy consumption of our building stock.
United States
8 Mar 2012
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Energy Efficiency Policy Report Published
As I mentioned in a previous post, I led a study this summer analyzing the legal policy and process factors impacting commercial building energy efficiency in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
United States
21 Nov 2011
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[High]Rising Star: DOE Preparing To Launch An Energy Star-Like System For Commercial Buildings
For several years, property owners have become increasingly aware of the potential for energy efficient buildings to decrease operating costs, improve occupancy, and demand higher rental prices.
United States
7 Sep 2011
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Losses And Deductions From A Tax-Exempt Organization's Unrelated Trade Or Business - Maximizing Tax Efficiencies In A Distressed Real Estate Market
In connection with its ongoing compliance audits of colleges and universities, the Internal Revenue Service has been reviewing the extent to which colleges, universities and certain other Code Sec. 501(c)(3) organizations reported tax losses from unrelated businesses.
United States
13 Jul 2011
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New Accounting Rules To Require Tenants To Reflect Operating Leases On Balance Sheet
After several months of speculation, the consensus among real estate and accounting professionals is that tenants will be required to report operating leases on their balance sheets in coming years.
United States
12 Jul 2011
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Energy Alchemy: Turning Building Energy Use Into A Profit Center
Most developers, landlords and building operators view electricity and other utility services simply as elements of the cost of doing business. This doesn’t have to be the case.
United States
 
10 Jun 2011
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Foundation Not Entitled To Charitable Exemption
In an unreported opinion, the Commonwealth Court held that a nonprofit corporation with the sole purpose to support the educational mission of a charter school was not entitled to an exemption for real estate that it leased to the school.
United States
3 Feb 2010
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