Green Building:

Thompson Hine attorney says congressional action on green building critical to movement

As both the House and Senate push to green federal government buildings, the discussion over federal tax incentives for green building is coming to the forefront. Without these incentives, many green building proponents say the green movement will not be able to become the norm. During today's OnPoint, Michael Zimmer, counsel in the energy practice group at Thompson Hine and a member of the LEED Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group, discusses current and future incentives for homeowners and businesses to build green. He explains why he believes it is important for the federal government to take the lead with green building legislation. Zimmer also addresses why he thinks having multiple green building certification programs is an effective way to manage and promote the industry.