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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Regional Planning

Degree Type

Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.)

Year Degree Awarded

2009

Month Degree Awarded

September

Keywords

Green Building, State-run green building program, case study analysis, New York, Minnesota, California

Abstract

This thesis explores three state-run green building programs (California, Minnesota and New York) through comparative case-study analysis. Main topics discussed include cost benefits, health benefits, certification (i.e. LEED or other), and lessons learned from direct interviews with program staff.

First Advisor

Mark Hamin

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