Green Development in Michigan
Larissa Larsen, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
a 2005 CLOSUP Small Grants Program award
Environmentally-friendly or 'green' development in Michigan faces many obstacles. The primary obstacles are the perceived higher costs and increased construction time and difficulty. This award will fund dissemination costs for the "Green Development in Michigan Handbook" which was produced by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students. The handbook goes beyond stating that 'green' is good by de-mystifying the terms, documenting the construction and maintenance costs, and presenting eleven Michigan case studies. The document is specific to the temperate climate of Michigan. The handbook is intended for local developers/investors and municipal governments involved with building and development in Michigan.