Sustainability & Emerging Technology
- 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 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
- Government Incentives
- LEED Certification
- Regulatory Issues
- Litigation Issues
Our group includes attorneys with an understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Green Building Rating System standards to design and building projects.
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.
Significant Merchant Electric Legislative Amendments Head to Governor's Desk
Over the past several years, Kentucky, similar to other states, has received many applications for industrial-scale solar generation and energy storage facilities in rural areas across the Commonwealth. Up to this point in time, seeking and receiving a Certification for Construction from the Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission ("Siting Board") followed a framework developed before recent commercial interest in large-scale solar development arose in Kentucky. Attorney Bill Gorton takes a look at the issues and concerns that have arisen.
Bluegrass Tomorrow Honors W. Blaine Early at 2023 Vision Awards Breakfast
LEXINGTON, Ky. —Bluegrass Tomorrow recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney W. Blaine Early, III with the Robert N. Clay President’s Award for most valuable board member. This is the second time Early has received the award.
2022 Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Seelbach Hilton Louisville, 500 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Jennifer Cave Appointed to Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave to the Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee. She will serve a two-year term. The committee, composed of 17 members, will help advise the governor on providing access to medical cannabis to Kentuckians suffering from chronic pain and other medical conditions.