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Sustainability & Emerging Technology

  • Sustainability
  • Green Buildings Design
  • LEED Certification
  • Global Warming
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Alternative Energy Options
  • Climate Change

These terms are often used in association with a major movement here in the United States and abroad called the "Green Initiative.” This initiative addresses environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and is a rapidly evolving issue, with far-reaching effects that governments and industries are now beginning to seriously address. But it will receive ever-increasing scrutiny in the days ahead.

At Stites & Harbison, we understand the long-term financial impact these issues will have on companies and municipalities for years to come. The Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group is designed to help our clients interpret what is taking place in this rapidly changing area and identify the opportunities and impact the Green Initiative will have on their businesses.

Our blog, Environmental Law News, focuses on laws, policies, and practices related to sustainability and how they affect businesses, individuals, and government.

Our Green Law Approach

Any far-reaching issue requires a multidisciplinary approach. To this end, the Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group has attorneys from our offices in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana whose experience and knowledge make them qualified to take part in this ever-evolving field of law. These individuals bring their vast knowledge and experience on "Green" issues to the table to the benefit of our clients.

Whether you desire interpretation of new rules or you are seeking out new opportunities, the Stites & Harbison Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group can help you in the following areas:

  • Business and Corporate Services
  • Energy and Power
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Project financing Options
  • Real Estate
  • Public Policy Tracking
  • Construction Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Government Incentives
  • LEED Certification
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Litigation Issues

At our group’s core are attorneys who have earned the status of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associates. LEED-accredited attorneys have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, and have the tested ability to apply the LEED Green Building Rating System standards to design and building projects. Additionally, Stites & Harbison is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Stites & Harbison Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Group is ready to assist you by bringing our experience and knowledge to bear on issues you face in the ever changing landscape of green law and sustainability.

Stites & Harbison is a proud partner in the Law Office Climate Challenge Program, a joint effort of the American Bar Association and the EPA targeted at developing and implementing sustainable business practices in a law office setting.

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Events

28th Annual Business & Industry’s Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium

Date: 3/26/19 - 3/27/19

Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246

The 28th Annual Sustainability and EHS Symposium is the one conference you’ll want to attend. Attendance will give you the competitive edge in meeting today’s complex regulatory challenges and help you manage differently in the changing business world.

Jennifer J. Cave and W. Blaine Early III January 07, 2019
Press Releases

Jennifer Cave Appointed to GLI's Environment and Energy Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave as Chair of its Environment and Energy Committee.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 13, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Chamber Appoints W. Blaine Early, III as Chair of Energy & Environment Council

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney W. Blaine Early, III as Chair of the Energy & Environment Council. He will serve a two-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 02, 2018
Press Releases

Jennifer Cave selected to Leadership Louisville Class of 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Leadership Louisville Center has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave to participate in the Leadership Louisville Class of 2019. The 60-member class will spend 10 months of training and hands-on...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2018
Client Alerts

Waters of the United States Forecast: Continued Cloudiness, No End in Sight

In previous alerts we addressed the continued national confusion about the nature and extent of federal jurisdiction over properties exhibiting “waters of the United States” asking, “What Are Waters of the United States” and “Why It Matters.”

by William T. Gorton III March 19, 2018
Client Alerts

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Opens the Door for Energy Storage Development

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously issued Order No. 841¹ which has the potential to dramatically alter the electricity grid and wholesale energy market in large parts of the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 23, 2018