的“green building” trend—其中包括从设计开发项目到包括现场太阳能电池板,最大程度地减少能源使用,选址项目以使用现有基础设施以及其他许多方面的一切“环保的” techniques—is gaining momentum.  According to McGraw-Hill, 绿色建筑 is expected to triple by 2015, ultimately representing 40–非住宅建筑市场的48%。 虽然建设有明显的优势“green,”机遇伴随着潜在的风险。  As the number of 绿色建筑s increase, so too does the likelihood that claims may be filed related to the design, construction, certification, operation, 和 marketing of these projects.  的potential legal claims that may arise related to 绿色建筑s include claims for breach of contract, false advertising, personal injury, 和 product liability.  琳达·席林, 慈善吉尔布雷斯 约翰·威尔逊 已经写了 客户警报 that will be of interest to anyone dealing with 绿色建筑s—包括开发人员,设计师,投资者,居住者和顾问。