1.Intro to my Project

Hi, my name is Mahwish Mustafa and my project is about the “Green” buildings in New Jersey. I am doing this project for my GIS course taught by Wansoo Im at Rutgers University, NJ.

The best definition of “Green” building is the one used by Wikipedia:

Green Building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal — the complete building life cycle.”

With growing concern over environmental issues, such as global warming, Green buildings are gaining popularity around the country, including the state of NJ. The following is a map of green buildings in NJ:

As the map demonstrates, the Green buildings in NJ are spread out within the State. In this project I hope to determine the rationale behind choosing a particular location over another for a Green building.

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