Public versus Private Incentives to Invest in Green Roofs: A Cost Benefit Analysis for Flanders
AbstractBy means of a cost benefit analysis, we compare public and private incentives to invest in extensive green roofs in urban areas. From the comparison of these public and private incentives we find that subsidies for green roofs are socially desirable and that subsidies are actually needed to convince potential private investors to construct green roofs. Specifically, we estimate the costs and benefits associated with an investment project in Groot-Bijgaarden (Belgium) where a real estate investor considers the construction of an extensive green roof on an office building.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management in its series Working Papers with number 2010/30.
Length: 26 page
Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Cost benefit analysis; Green roofs; Subsidy;
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- Claus, Karla & Rousseau, Sandra, 2010. "Public versus Private Incentives to Invest in Green Roofs: A Cost Benefit Analysis for Flanders," Open Access publications from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven urn:hdl:123456789/406655, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
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