After nearly five years of deliberations, the Federal Trade Commission has released its revised "Green Guides," which are aimed at environmental marketing claims.

The guidelines were first introduced in 1992 and updated in 1996 and 1998. (For more history and context for the Green Guides, we invite you to read the FTC’s 314-page

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the closely watched case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency. To read about the Sackett decision and its potential effect on the construction industry, follow today’s post….
Continue Reading Supreme Court’s Decision in Sackett v. EPA May Assist Construction Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued a final rule in an effort to reduce water pollution on construction sites. The rule, which is set to take effect in February 2010 over a four-year period, is targeted to improve the quality of water nationwide.  According to a press release by the EPA, the impact is significant: 

Construction activities like clearing, excavating and

I love seeing a case zig zag through the appellate process … and I especially enjoy reading one where intermediate appellate court reverses the trial court and the highest court then reverses that intermediate appellate court.  I know, I’m sick.

Zig Zag Through Appeals Process

In a decision released yesterday, Goff v. Elmo Greer & Sons Construction Company, the Supreme Court of Tennessee reversed

Living in the SEC at this time of the year is exciting!  The competition is fierce and everyone has their favorite.  And I am not talking about football . . .

Will the Real Green Building Leader Please Stand Up?

Last week, I highlighted that Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey was speaking to a group of contractors in Nashville at the annual convention for the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee.  At