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1. Rezvan, Azita. The role of CALGreen codes and sustainable rating systems in practicing sustainability.

Degree: Doctor of Policy, Planning & Development, Policy, Planning and Development, 2013, University of Southern California

The purpose of this project is to review the development, launch, and implementation of the green codes and rating systems for requiring and assessing sustainability in cities throughout the United States, and particularly those in Los Angeles County. This research considers green codes and sustainable rating systems in three steps: 1) green codes and sustainable rating systems reviews, 2) California Green Building Standard (CALGreen) code, and 3) practicing sustainability. The main question that this project seeks to answer is to what extent the CALGreen codes promote sustainable buildings and help to reduce their costs. CALGreen is a new policy, and there has been almost no research related to its implementation. CALGreen is the first comprehensive and mandatory green building code in the United States and if successful, gives hope for developing green code for existing buildings and adopting its amendments in the California. Other state governments may follow California's lead as they have done in the past, and require green building measures in their state buildings codes. The research goal is to formulate a series of recommendations for CALGreen improvement and for sustainable building codes. A series of interviews with cities' staffs in the Los Angeles County revealed the current status of implementation of CALGreen codes. The recommendations presented here are based on the more common complaints and suggestions of interviewees, the shared experiences, and other research results. Since CALGreen has been launched for a limited time, the Diffusion of Innovation theory is applied here to discuss the future prospects of CALGreen codes. Advisors/Committee Members: Banerjee, Tridib K. (Committee Chair), Mazmanian, Daniel A. (Committee Member), Noble, Douglas (Committee Member), Howe, Con (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: CALGreen; sustainable rating system; LEED; green building codes

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APA (6th Edition):

Rezvan, A. (2013). The role of CALGreen codes and sustainable rating systems in practicing sustainability. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Southern California. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/332740/rec/7204

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rezvan, Azita. “The role of CALGreen codes and sustainable rating systems in practicing sustainability.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern California. Accessed December 03, 2020. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/332740/rec/7204.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rezvan, Azita. “The role of CALGreen codes and sustainable rating systems in practicing sustainability.” 2013. Web. 03 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Rezvan A. The role of CALGreen codes and sustainable rating systems in practicing sustainability. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2013. [cited 2020 Dec 03]. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/332740/rec/7204.

Council of Science Editors:

Rezvan A. The role of CALGreen codes and sustainable rating systems in practicing sustainability. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2013. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/332740/rec/7204

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