Insurance Coverage for Green Building: CGL, E&O and Property

Anticipating Liabilities and Coverage Risks in Sustainable Building

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Recorded event now available

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for insureds and insurers on unique coverage issues in green building projects. The panel will review green certifications and building codes, analyze the increased liabilities and coverage risks, and offer strategies for maximizing coverage.


Green building projects present unique risks for design professionals, builders and owners because of the enhanced standards and expectations. Green building certifications and building ordinances have changed the standard of care for architects, engineers and construction companies.

Existing E&O and CGL policies may be not be adequate to cover enhanced green-related obligations, such as achieving LEED rating or producing energy reductions. Many new insurance products provide green-building specific coverage and are tied to LEED and other recognized standards.

Counsel for insureds must anticipate green building liabilities and ensure that adequate insurance exists to cover these risks. Counsel for insurers must anticipate claims that will test the limits of existing policy coverage.

Listen as our authoritative panel of insurance attorneys and insurance professionals discusses unique coverage issues for green building projects. The panel will review certifications, the enhanced risks presented by the sustainable building process, and coverage issues for design professionals, construction companies and property owners.



  1. Green building standards
    1. LEED certification
    2. Other green building standards
    3. Sustainable building ordinances
  2. Risks and liabilities
    1. Design professionals
    2. Construction companies
    3. Property owners
  3. Green insurance policies
    1. Scope of coverage
    2. Limitations and exclusions
  4. Litigation trends


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What enhanced risks do design professionals, builders and developers, and property owners face in green building projects?
  • What are the factors to consider in securing insurance coverage for green building projects?
  • How has the insurance industry responded to the risks in green building?
  • What has been the impact of green building on construction claims and litigation?


Sean P. Dwyer
Sean P. Dwyer

Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale

He is an accomplished insurance litigator as well as a LEED® Accredited Professional who advises construction and...  |  Read More

Robert M. Fineman
Robert M. Fineman

Duane Morris

He practices in the areas of commercial and insurance coverage litigation with an emphasis on complex litigation...  |  Read More

Diana Eichfeld
Diana Eichfeld
Assistant Vice President
ACE USA -- Environmental Risk

She has over 17 years in the environmental and professional insurance field including risk engineering and...  |  Read More

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