Joshua M. Atlas presents at Florida Green Business Expo
On April 26, 2013, Arnstein & Lehr Associate Joshua M. Atlas presented at the Florida Green Business Expo, which was held at the Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The title of his presentation was “Owner vs. Association: The Right to Renewable Energy,” focusing on Florida’s Solar Access Law and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Law. These statutes provide that HOAs, condo associations and local governments cannot restrict a homeowner’s right to install solar equipment, renewable energy equipment, and sustainable landscaping through limitations in an association’s governing documents or through the enforcement of architectural control and deed restrictions. Attendees included local residents and business owners who are associated with Florida’s “green” building industry. Other speakers included representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Florida Power and Light Company (Florida’s largest energy provider).