Collins & Lacy Attorney Andrew Cole will speak with other building experts at the U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina – Midlands Branch (USGBC-SC) lecture, "How to Avoid Walking the Green Mile Because of Your Green Promises" on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
USGBC-SC describes the program as follows:
(For those who didn’t get the possibly obscure reference to the 1999 Tom Hanks film "The Green Mile", it’s a movie about the life of a death row corrections officer in the 1930s which their unit is dubbed the "green mile". For More Information)
So you designed it to be "green". Your products state that if you use it then the building will be "green". You built it to be "green". But what happens when all "green" design, planning and construction doesn’t perform and meet all the owner’s "green" expectations? While, it’s not going to land you on death row (again, going back to the movie reference here), there may be some legal ramifications that everyone would like to avoid.
Join us as we have attorneys Bachman Smith, a USGBC-SC Board Member with Haynesworth, Sinkler, Boyd and Andrew Cole with Collins and Lacy as they examine potential errors of commission or omission when selling a project and writing contracts for its execution.
The lecture will be held in USC Green Quad, 1216 Wheat Street, Building D, Columbia, SC. The cost is $10 to members and $15 to non-members.
About Andrew Cole
Andrew Cole is a shareholder focusing in construction law, as well as defense litigation and appellate advocacy. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 2002, Andrew served as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals and as a law clerk for the Honorable Jasper M. Cureton.
About U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Credentialed Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010. The USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
The South Carolina Chapter, with representatives from numerous educational, governmental, and private industries, strives to uphold and disseminate the goals of the U.S. Green Building Council while working on a local level to educate the citizens of South Carolina about the benefits of green building.