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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Xeriscaping: A Colorado College Case Study

by Babbitt, Phillip

Abstract

Xeriscaping, a landscape technique geared towards water conservation, can reduce water consumption by 10% to 50%. The cost of xeriscaping ranges from $0.90 per square foot to $1.45 per square foot. Most studies on xeriscaping examine the issue from a homeowner’s perspective, whereas, relatively few people have explored the issue from an institutional standpoint. Making landscape decisions for semi-public lands, like a college campus, is complicated because there are multiple users. This thesis looks at the potential of xeriscaping on the Colorado College campus. A financial analysis is used to determine how much various xeriscaping projects would cost. To understand how or if the student body would benefit from xeriscaping, a survey was used. Xeriscaping could be an educational tool and help promote a sense of place among the student body. Xeriscaping would save Colorado College water, but how the students would benefit is still unknown.

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Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:27193
Digital Origin
born digital
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Mark Smith
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2017-05