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Degree Program

Regional Planning

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

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


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