October 2011 Newsletter
October 2011 TACC Newsletter (1.04MB PDF).
September 2011 Newsletter
the September 2011 TACC Newsletter (827KB PDF).
TACC's 2011 Annual Meeting Announced
TACC's Annual Meeting will be
held Thursday and Friday, November 10-11, 2011 at the Hermitage
Hotel in Nashville, TN.
For a schedule of events and
printable registration form, please see the event brochure. You may
also register online.
Click here to
download the brochure (249KB PDF).
Click here to register online.
August 2011 Newsletter
August 2011 TACC Newsletter (588KB PDF).
Is Defective Construction an ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOccurrenceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Under Commercial General
Check out this survey
of the statesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ treatment of this issue published by Saxe Doernberger
& Vita, P.C.
Defective Construction as an Occurrence Survey (292.43KB PDF).
Regulations Have Been Issued by the Tennessee Department of Commerce
View the New
Licensing Regulations (19.22MB PDF).
March 2011 Newsletter
Download the March
2011 TACC Newsletter (749KB PDF).
Case Challenges Certifications and Accuracy of the LEED Program
On February 7, 2011, an amended
complaint was filed by a group of design professionals in an action
against US Green Building Council (USGBC) in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York. USGBC is the
creator, owner, and operator of Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED). The basis of PlaintiffsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ amended
complaint is that USGBC has falsely advertised and marketed the LEED
program, thereby harming their own business opportunities and
misleading consumers into believing that LEED certification is the
only way to have an energy efficient building. They allege that
LEED-certified buildings are no more energy efficient than
non-LEED-certified buildings and may actually use more energy. The
Plaintiffs also claim that USGBC conducts no site investigations or
verification and allows applicants to self-certify themselves. They
further claim that LEED ratings are not based on objective
scientific data. Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief and damages for
false advertising under both federal and state law. The defendantÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
response to the amended complaint is due April 6, 2011.
Gifford v. U.S. Green
Building Council, United States District Court, Southern
District of New York, No. 1:10-cv-07747-LBS
Download a printable
version of this case (95KB PDF).
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