Environmental and Energy Conservation Attorney


Paul C. Savage has his own successful boutique legal practice in Coral Gables, Florida. Environmental and energy conservation issues are central to Mr. Savage’s professional and community-related work. He served as founding Chair of the Green Building Committee of the Builders Association of South Florida (BASF), on the Board of Directors of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), and as an appointee of the Mayor on the Miami Green Commission for the City of Miami, where he helped craft the City’s core sustainability policy document, the Climate Change Action Plan. Most recently, Mr. Savage was selected to serve on the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Board to work on the County’s official criteria for a sustainable future. He has represented clients in the green building materials industries including solar, air conditioning and LED lighting companies on building code compliance and related issues.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Panelist, “Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities,” MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida, NOVA Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 21, 2009
  • Instructor, “Sustainable and Conservation Based Development,” 25th Annual Growth Management, Energy, Climate Change and the Environment Short Course, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Daytona Beach, Florida, February 18, 2009
  • Presenter, “Sustainable Development and Land Use: The Future is Here and It is Green,” National Teleconference, Lorman Educational Services, February 13, 2009
  • Moderator, “Green Building 101 – A Discussion on the Financial Opportunities and Challenges of Developing Green,” Builders Association of South Florida, Green Building Breakfast, Miami, Florida, January 14, 2009
  • Faculty, “Green Development and Regulation,” Annual Conference on Florida’s Growth Management Act, Recent and Emerging Regulatory, Legal and Business Developments, Law Seminars International, West Palm Beach, Florida, October 23, 2008
  • Presenter, “Workplace Issues — Indoor Environmental Quality and OSHA Considerations,” Labor and Employment Seminar, Greenberg Traurig, Miami, Florida, October 16, 2008
  • Speaker, “Legal Challenges & Considerations for Green Building,” Houston Green Buildings & New Technology Conference, Houston, TX, August 12, 2008
  • Instructor, “Navigating NEPA,” Florida Chamber Foundation, 22nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, Marco Island, Florida, July 16, 2008
  • Panelist, “Local Regulation and Climate Change,” American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, April 11, 2008

Paul C. Savage, Esq. supports responsible and sustainable development in his successful boutique law practice in Coral Gables, Florida.  All information concerning his practice can be found at www.savagelegal.com