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Title:The effect of municipal policy on U.S. green building activity
Author(s):Cidell, Julie L.; Cope, Miriam
Subject(s):green buildings
municipal policy
climate change
urban environmental governance
Geographic Coverage:United States
Abstract:The number of green buildings certified under voluntary, third-party rating systems has been growing, as has the number of jurisdictions that require or incentivize such certification. In this paper, we use logistic and linear regression to demonstrate that for all cities in the U.S. with population greater than 50,000, there is a statistically significant relationship between the presence of a municipal green building policy and the number of registered green buildings (those still under construction), but not the number of certified buildings. We present very strong evidence that the presence of a policy is indeed leading to more green buildings, rather than demographic or other factors.
Issue Date:2013
Citation Info:Cidell, J. and Cope, M. (2013) The effect of municipal policy on U.S. green building activity. Journal of Planning and Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2013.835714.
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-09

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