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      DEVELOPING MARKET-BASED INCENTIVES FOR GREEN BUILDING ALTERNATIVES

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          Abstract

          As the 4th most populous and 2nd fastest growing region of the U.S., 70% of Florida’s 16-million citizens reside along the coastline in areas served by shallow, fragile aquifers that have largely been destroyed by over-pumping and saltwater intrusion. Resulting wastewater discharge and runoff have contaminated natural waterways and aquifer recharge basins. A case study from the Tampa Bay, Florida (U.S.) region reveals that water suppliers are providing conservation incentives to consumers as a cost-effective alternative to expanding infrastructure capacity to meet the demands of population and economic growth. Research at the University of Florida shows the benefit-cost of several water saving alternatives and the corresponding “willingness-to-pay” for several consumer markets. Together, a methodology is introduced wherein the water supplier can create “optimal” market-based incentives for consumer investment in water saving measures that maximize water use reductions and minimize conservation program costs. The indirect costs of water use such as energy emissions and watershed destruction (externalities) is also addressed.

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          Journal
          jgrb
          Journal of Green Building
          College Publishing
          1552-6100
          1943-4618
          1943-4618
          Winter 2006
          : 1
          : 1
          : 141-147
          Author notes

          1.A. Professor and Director, Center for Collective Protection, University of Florida, 336 Rinker Hall, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 32611-5703. 1 + (352) 273-1158 Fax 1 + (352) 392-9606. E-mail: kgro@ 123456ufl.edu .

          2.Professor and Director, Powell Center for Construction and Environment, University of Florida, 342 Rinker Hall, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 32611-5703. 1 + (352) 273-1189 Fax 1 + (352) 392-9606. E-mail: ckibert@ 123456ufl.edu .

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          jgb.1.1.141
          10.3992/jgb.1.1.141
          ©2006 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

          Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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