Green Business

Overview

At Goulston & Storrs, our commitment to sustainability is not a new initiative – it’s second nature. For decades, we have advised businesses involved in shaping the built environment, which is responsible for most of the energy consumption in the United States. Increasingly, our clients engage us to help them advance their business plans in environmentally responsible ways.

As government policy and regulations in this area rapidly evolve, Goulston & Storrs closely monitors, contributes to, and helps clients comply with these changes. From forming green technology ventures and accessing renewable energy tax credits, to writing green leases and complying with green building mandates, Goulston & Storrs assists clients across all business sectors in achieving their sustainable business strategies. In addition, several of our Green Business attorneys are LEED Accredited Professionals and one of the members of the group is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We regularly counsel our clients with respect to green business issues including:

  • Brownfields/Environmental
  • Building Commissioning and Retro-commissioning
  • Carbon Trading
  • Cleantech Ventures
  • Conservation Restrictions
  • Green Building Compliance (LEED)
  • Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Compliance
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Renewable Energy and Alternative Energy Generation
  • Smart Growth and Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  • Tax Credits
  • Utility Interconnection Agreements
  • Water Regulatory Compliance

Goulston & Storrs is committed to being 'green'. We were an active participant in Governor Deval Patrick's Clean Energy Challenge. On a National basis, we serve as counsel to the Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing, and one of our attorneys is Co-Chair of the Green/Energy Committee of the National Leased Housing Association. 

For more information about how Goulston & Storrs is committed to clients and our role in the reducing our carbon footprint, please read our service pledge.

Representative Clients

  • Bank of America 
  • The Kraft Group
  • Boston Properties
  • Massachusetts Transit Authority
  • Community Reinvestment Act
  • National Grid
  • Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Equity Trust
  • New Boston Fund
  • General Theological Seminary
  • New England Development
  • Greenprint Foundation
  • NRG Energy
  • Harvard University
  • Scenic Hudson
  • H2O Applied Technologies
  • Thornpike Development
  • IKEA
  • TransFair USA
  • Israel Cleantech Ventures
  • The Trustees of Reservations