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Title:Mapping the green building industry: how local are architects and general contractors?
Author(s):Cidell, Julie L.
Subject(s):green buildings
LEED
spatial distribution
architects
contractors
economic geography
Geographic Coverage:United States
Abstract:This paper is an empirical analysis of the geography of the green building economy within the United States, based on the location of the architects and contractors involved in producing green buildings in a selection of metropolitan areas. An overwhelming percentage of both architects and contractors are locally-based, suggesting that rather than green building expertise clustering in a few cities, it has diffused nationwide. This has positive implications for the spread of knowledge about how to build more sustainably and also suggests that economic geographers need to broaden their study of the architecture industry beyond iconic buildings in world cities.
Issue Date:2014
Citation Info:Cidell, J. (2014) Mapping the green building industry: how local are architects and general contractors? Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105:1, 79-90.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/50307
Sponsor:National Science Foundation; Campus Research Board
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-09


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