As I sit down to write my annual list of resolutions for contractors, I am amazed at how much things changed in 2020. Construction was going well and then, in March 2020, COVID-19 hit. At first, we thought it was going to be a disaster for the construction industry. States, cities and towns shut down projects and many applied for PPP loans. Then, something amazing happened. Construction was considered an essential service and everyone was back to work.  That said, the work world changed: companies were donating their PPE to frontline workers, COVID-19 protocols had to be followed and paperwork had to be filed. Everyone was scrambling to figure out how to comply and keep their businesses going. So, you may or may not ask, what was I, as a construction lawyer doing? I spent March and April thinking about the new risks contractors/construction companies were facing and developing contract clauses to protect the industry. I wrote a number of blog posts with clauses to add to your contra

Starbucks and LEED Certification

Before I continue with my legal issues in green construction series. I have to report about two of my main interests in life these days: Starbucks and LEED certification.

Starbucks is my favorite coffee. In fact, if I must admit it, I am a little obsessed.

They are using their market influence to adopt a practice for LEED certification for all of their new stores. They are also using LED lights. That helps justify my spending $3.50 on a cappuccino. After all, it's for a good cause.

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