Green Development

Pullman & Comley’s Green Development practice brings together attorneys from various disciplines to serve clients in the growing and evolving areas of sustainability, green building, responsible property investing, green leasing and project finance.  Our attorneys bring an interdisciplinary focus to property managers, real estate developers, landlords, tenants, retailers, manufacturers, governmental agencies, investors, venture capitalists and lenders.  Our group consists of attorneys with transactional and regulatory experience in the electricity and natural gas markets, the real estate industry and the alternative energy industry representing developers, host sites, and manufacturers.  Our attorneys deal with regulatory proceedings, project development, permitting, obtaining financial incentives, power purchase agreements, emission trading, siting and land use, environmental law, real estate, taxation, business and litigation. 

In addition to this, we serve on a number of working groups and committees that are developing the future paradigms of this industry.  This includes the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Sustainable Energy and Environmental Design (SEED) initiative, the Air and Waste Management Association, and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Environmental Policies Council and the RGGI working group.

Attorneys in this section have extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, the Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Siting Council, and the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board.  Our attorneys also regularly appear before local zoning, wetlands and land use agencies with respect to the siting of facilities.

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