Using AIA Tools to Manage Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects

Sustainable design and construction provides exciting opportunities to reduce negative impacts on the planet, improve energy efficiency and building performance, and enhance the health and comfort of building occupants.

New and updated green building codes, rating systems and standards continually impact sustainable design and construction practices (including the 2015 IgCC, LEED v4 and ASHRAE 189.1-2014). As sustainable design and construction continues to evolve, Owners, Architects and Contractors are faced with an increasingly complex array of green codes, rating systems and standards to apply to their projects.

Through an exploration of the design-bid-build and construction management deliver models, participants in this course will understand the unique roles, responsibilities, risks and opportunities unique to sustainable design and construction projects and discover how to reduce, or better allocate, contractual risks using the AIA’s Sustainable Projects Contract Documents and the revised AIA Sustainability Guide.

This program will provide those attending with contract provisions, including the language required to mitigate risk and get a green building constructed.