Market Barriers to Green Development
US EPA, Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd. SM-7J
Chicago, IL 60604
Region 5 engaged architects, real estate managers, construction firms, brokers, developers, appraisers, lenders, equity providers, attorneys, government representatives, academics, nonprofits, and other professionals to help identify barriers and the changes that are required to begin making green development practices the norm.
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EPA Region 5, the Delta Institute and the Northeast-Midwest Institute released Removing Market Barriers to Green Development: Principles and action projects to promote widespread adoption of green development practices (PDF) (59pp, 1.6MB) 2008
The report describes six principles for removing market barriers to green development, and recommends projects and next steps to address these barriers and further promote green development practices. Throughout the report, case studies illustrate how different organizations or communities have tackled these barriers. Three supplemental documents are also available:
- Identifying the Market Barriers to Green Development (PDF) (18pp, 107K)
- Fostering Green Development Practices- Roles of the Public Sector (PDF) (9pp, 391K)
- Using Incentives to Promote Green Building Practices (PDF) (7pp, 185K)