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Thesis Research

Balboni, B., ed. (2011). RS Means Square Foot Costs 2011, 32nd ed., RS Means Company, Kingston, MA.

Blackhurst, M., Hendrickson, C., Matthews, H. S. (2010). “Cost-effectiveness of green roofs.” J. of Arch. Eng. 16(4), 136-143.

Dunlop, J. P. (2009). Photovoltaic Systems, 2nd ed., American Technical Publishers, Orland Park, IL.

FEMA. “Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors.” <http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3736> (Feb. 12, 2011).

Fthenakis, V. M., Kim, H. C., and Alsema, E. (2008). “Emissions from Photovoltaic Life Cycles.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(6), 2168-2174.

Hanson, R. D., and Miyamoto, K. (2002). “U.S. code development of structures with damping systems.” Structural Engineering World Congress, SEWC, Yokohama, Japan, 1-5.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. “City of Los Angeles Electric Rates.” <http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp001155.jsp> (Mar. 14, 2011).

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. “Water Rates.” <http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp001646.jsp> (Mar. 15, 2011).

Lumeta. “PowerPly.” <http://www.lumetasolar.com/Pages.aspx/Overview> (Mar. 12, 2011).

Naeim, F. (2001). Seismic Design Handbook, 2nd ed., Springer Publishers, New York, NY.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “PVWatts, Version 1.” <http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/calculators/PVWATTS/version1/> (Mar. 14, 2011).

SMA America. “Sunny Boy.” <http://www.sma-america.com/en_US/products/grid-tied-inverters/sunny-boy.html> (Mar. 13, 2011).

Taylor Devices, Inc. “Seismic Isolation Products.” <http://www.taylordevices.com/dampers-seismic-protection.html> (Feb. 4, 2011).

University of California. “Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center: NGA Database.” <http://peer.berkeley.edu/nga/> (Feb. 13, 2011).

United States Green Building Council (2005).”LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation, Version 2.2.” <http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=220> (Mar. 14, 2011).

Waier, P. R., ed. (2011). RS Means Building Construction Cost Data 2011, 69th ed., RS Means Company, Kingston, MA.
Weston Solutions. “GreenGrid System.” <http://www.greengridroofs.com/system/index.htm> (Mar. 15, 2011).

Wiser, R., Barbose, G., and Peterman, C. (2009). Tracking the Sun: The Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the U.S. from 1998-2007. Environmental Energy Technology Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.



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