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The Next Green Issue: Considering Property Insurance for the Green Building
Virginia Law & Business Review (2013)
  • Darren A Prum
Abstract

As government policies across the country try to encourage more environmentally friendly buildings, the next green issue facing the owners of the completed structure is obtaining the proper insurance coverage to protect their investment. A typical property insurance policy covers the costs to reconstruct or replace property damaged as the result of a casualty, so the Insurance Service Organization and other carriers offer specific green building endorsements in an effort to augment the underlying property policy. However, these buildings maintain unique characteristics, which becomes relevant to the owner and policy underwriter as well as other stakeholders like the holder of a mortgage and major tenants. Accordingly, this article seeks to address the issues associated with a property insurance policy and the applicable endorsements that provide coverage for a green building.

Keywords
  • Green building,
  • property insurance,
  • endorsement
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Darren A Prum. "The Next Green Issue: Considering Property Insurance for the Green Building" Virginia Law & Business Review Vol. 7 Iss. 3 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/darren_prum/17/