No-damage-for-delay clauses purport to place all the risk of construction delay with the contractor. These clauses typically disclaim any owner responsibility to the contractor for delay or disruption, regardless of the cause. The contractor waives the right to damages or increased compensation for delay. The contractor’s sole remedy is an extension of the performance period.
There has been "tremendous interest" in a soon-to-be-published Standard 189.1, which addresses the design of green buildings other than low-rise residential buildings, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Presidential Member Kent Peterson told GBI. ASHRAE is developing the standard with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).