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11.02.11:  October 2011 Newsletter

> Download the October 2011 TACC Newsletter (1.04MB PDF).

10.07.11:  September 2011 Newsletter

> Download the September 2011 TACC Newsletter (827KB PDF).

09.30.11:  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.

09.02.11:  August 2011 Newsletter

> Download the August 2011 TACC Newsletter (588KB PDF).

08.31.11:  Is Defective Construction an “Occurrence” Under Commercial General Liability Policies?

Check out this survey of the states’ treatment of this issue published by Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

> View the Defective Construction as an Occurrence Survey (292.43KB PDF).

08.31.11:  New Licensing Regulations Have Been Issued by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

> View the New Licensing Regulations (19.22MB PDF).

03.31.11:  March 2011 Newsletter

> Download the March 2011 TACC Newsletter (749KB PDF).

02.23.11:  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 Plaintiffs’ 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 defendant’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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