Partners Jonathan Furr, Michael Cavanaugh, Gregory Meeder, senior counsel Bryan Phillips and attorney Andrew Fiske from the Sustainable Development, Energy and Construction Practice Groups were featured in the article, "Lawyers here draw up new template for contracts" in the April 13, 2009 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
The article highlighted the work done by Holland & Knight attorneys in drawing up contracts to retrofit the Empire State Building in helping the landmark conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The team helped create a series of five contracts between the building's owners and Johnson Controls, Inc., the company that will complete the $20 million green project.
Mr. Furr said that the contract "guarantees the owner will save enough to finance the cost of the installation within the guarantee period." The retrofit is expected to cut $4.4 million in energy costs per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 105,000+ metric tons over the next 15 years.
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