While many in the Pacific Northwest claim to have seen Sasquatch or Bigfoot, few have any evidence to substantiate the existence of this fabled creature. Regardless, hope rings eternal for some that one day this beast will be catalogued as a genuine, albeit elusive, example of the “missing link” between man and ape.

Applying this motif to the legal issues surrounding green building construction and design claims, or “LEED-igation,” many in the industry argue that such claims are nothing more than “old wine in new bottles” and require nothing more than the identification and analysis of issues and claims arising from or routinely encountered on other more conventional projects. What’s more, the existence of such claims, many argue, simply has not materialized—at least not enough to evaluate future green project issues and disputes.

By: Bart Reed

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"LEED-igation: Fact or Fiction" was published February 18, 2013 by the Daily Journal of Commerce.