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Commercial By Chad Michaelson THE BLACK INK OF GREEN BUILDING I n the past decade, the popularity of “green” building has grown exponentially. But while sustainable building methods and materials continue to develop rapidly, many of the design and construction contracts surrounding green projects have not kept pace. Many contracts fail to address the unique and complex legal risks that accompany green building projects, especially those that aim to achieve third-party certification through LEED or a similar program. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized the legal challenges and released modified templates of its most popular form agreements to address specific issues 134 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 of sustainable projects. The modified agreements bear the suffix “SP,” for “Sustainable Project,” and contain provisions that can easily be incorporated into other agreements. Planning Responsibilities One of the most important new provisions is in the agreement between the owner and the architect. The modified agreement now includes a section called “Scope of Architect’s Sustainability Services,” which makes the architect primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the project’s sustainability plan. To create the sustainability plan, the architect must consult the owner about the chosen certification program’s requirements, and then host a sustainability workshop with the entire project team to establish the sustainability goals for the project. This is not a novel concept, as project teams have been using design charettes to plan sustainable projects for http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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