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Interesting read- green building policy trends in the US

Interesting read- green building policy trends in the US

One of the duties of my summer internship at USGBC includes tracking green building policies around the world. While this task is far too big to wrap up in mere months, I am beginning to recognize trends in different regions of the world. Two recent articles caught my attention, as they each offer interesting insights and provide supporting evidence for green building policy trends. In the May 2013 report “Green Building Geography: Does Governmental Incentives or Economic Growth Stimulate Construction?, ” Darren Prum and Tetsuo Kobayashi provide an analytical approach toward understanding the relationship between tax incentive programs and green building construction in six states. These financial incentive programs are designed to promote sustainability in the built environment, as well as encourage developers to consider efficient and green measures throughout the design...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mapping-green-buildings-acr...

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