U.S. State Adoption of the National Electrical Code

From the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) website; ESFI.org.

 

What is the National Electrical Code?

 

Did you know that as of 2017, there have been 15 revisions of The National Electrical Code since 1975, the year the …

Private sector partnerships help DoD meet goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy production

Solar EnergyFor the last two decades, federal agencies have set mandates to reduce energy intensity, lower greenhouse gases and increase use of alternative energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires federal agencies to reduce energy intensity …

Contractual Limitations Period Must Have Clearly Identifiable Starting Point

Many construction-related contracts contain a contractual period of limitations — a contract term that establishes a period of time during which a party must file a claim against the other party (“limitations provision”).  Such a contractual provision precludes an aggrieved …

Proper Contracts Can Mitigate Key Risks in the Procurement of Facility-Related Construction Services

AHC attorney David R. Cook recently authored an article in the Facilities Engineering Journal regarding the importance of strong contracts in the procurement of construction services by facilities owners and managers.  Read the entire article here.

AHC Attorney to Present on Energy Savings Performance Contracts

AHC attorney David Cook will speak at Facilities America 2012 on September 10 through 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C.   He will address “Energy Savings Performance Contracting From the Owner’s Perspective.”

ESPCs are contracts through which contractors install energy-efficient equipment, implement …

Tax Deduction For Energy Efficiency Projects

According to the Department of Energy, energy usage in commercial buildings continues to increase.  It comes as no surprise that building owners are seeking ways to decrease their electric utility bills through energy efficiency measures.  In addition to reduced electric …

Update on Georgia Energy Savings Performance Contracting

 A bill before the Georgia General Assembly would revise the rules for contractors that are pre-qualified to perform energy savings performance contracts for state agencies and governmental entities.  The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) is tasked with the responsibility of …

AHC Attorney David Cook to Present on Energy Savings Projects at GlobalCon 2012 Energy Conference

AHC attorney David R. Cook will speak at the Association of Energy Engineers’ GlobalCon 2012 conference in Atlantic City. He will discuss issues related to Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings Projects. Energy savings projects present complicated construction issues for owners, …

Considerations in Public Owner and Governmental Energy Efficiency Projects

Public owners, such as state agencies, cities and counties, and school districts, are considering the advantages of energy efficiency projects.  The advantages include goodwill in the community, environmental benefits, and utility cost savings.  Such projects can involve an array of …

AHC Attorneys Speak at the World Energy Engineering Congress

AHC attorneys David R. Cook and Roland F. Hall will speak at the 34th annual World Energy Engineering Congress in Chicago.  They will discuss the development of small power projects such as renewable energy developments.  They have also been asked …