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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 November 28, 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. 28 Nov 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 Nov 28]. 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

2. Anderson, Brandon Gene. Different strokes: an analysis of green building demand.

Degree: MS, Urban Land Development, 2014, California State University – Sacramento

California adopted the CalGreen building code in 2011, which requires developers to incorporate green features in new commercial buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The code provides cities the opportunity to require additional features above the minimum standard. However, the literature on green buildings suggests that rent per square foot could differ between markets and submarkets depending on the demand for green buildings. Using the CoStar Professional Property(c) commercial property database, I perform a regression analysis using the log rent per square foot per year as the dependent variable and explanatory variables that control for quality, size, and location. I use LEED and Energy Star buildings to control for green buildings and multiply these variables with the submarket variables to measure the demand for green buildings within each submarket. After controlling for size, quality, and location, I find that tenants are willing to pay a rental premium for Energy Star certified buildings in all submarkets across California, while the rental premium for LEED buildings is not statistically significant. However, I find that certain submarkets within California are willing to pay a rental premium for LEED features, suggesting that there is a difference in demand for green buildings. I find that tenants in cities with residents with more education and higher incomes could be willing to pay more for the non-financial benefits of LEED buildings. In addition, tenants in locations that culturally favor the green features of LEED could be more willing to pay a rental premium. My findings first suggest that each city needs to assess the demand for green buildings before raising the developments standards. Second, cities that have insufficient demand could offer development incentives if the societal benefit of the green features outweigh the costs. Finally, California should align the building standard more closely with energy star, since tenants in California are more willing to pay for energy savings and it would further decrease the greenhouse gas emissions. Advisors/Committee Members: Wassmer, Robert W..

Subjects/Keywords: LEED; Energy Star; CalGreen; Green building; Building code; Market demand

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APA (6th Edition):

Anderson, B. G. (2014). Different strokes: an analysis of green building demand. (Masters Thesis). California State University – Sacramento. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/2324

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Anderson, Brandon Gene. “Different strokes: an analysis of green building demand.” 2014. Masters Thesis, California State University – Sacramento. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/2324.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Anderson, Brandon Gene. “Different strokes: an analysis of green building demand.” 2014. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Anderson BG. Different strokes: an analysis of green building demand. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. California State University – Sacramento; 2014. [cited 2020 Nov 28]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/2324.

Council of Science Editors:

Anderson BG. Different strokes: an analysis of green building demand. [Masters Thesis]. California State University – Sacramento; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/2324

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