Keeping an eye on legislative and regulatory trends is important in the green building business. Government mandates and incentives change rapidly. When new requirements arise, owners and their service providers must prepare buildings for compliance. When a country state or municipality creates a program than facilitates energy retrofits or solar power installations, the business people who understand the opportunities best are likely to benefit the most.
The challenge is in keeping track of everything. Regulation can come from all levels of government, and there are hundreds if not thousands of incentive programs just at the U.S. state and city level. Add in the fact that many corporate and investment portfolios span the globe, and the level of complexity increases significantly. Follow Green Blog for updates on energy legislation.