Green Building: What Is It and Why Should Planners Care? Public Deposited

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  • Wedding, Christopher
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Green building is on the rise and many planners are paying attention to the potential environmental, financial and economic benefits, including reduced energy and water costs, enhanced worker productivity, better health conditions, and reduced liability. This article provides an introduction to green building by defining green building and explaining the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED guidelines, addressing the specific benefits and costs of green building, discussing the various criticisms and weaknesses of LEED, and proposing how LEED and green building may be of interest to those involved in transportation planning, community development, economic development, and environmental planning.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 30
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  • 2
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