13 Feb '12, 3pm

Green Homes to Grow 5-Fold by 2016: Filed under: Energy News

Green Homes to Grow 5-Fold by 2016: Filed under: Energy News

This post was originally published on Climate Progress and has been reposted with permission. With the construction industry still recovering in the U.S., companies offering “green” services may be able to set themselves apart and grow business faster, according to a survey conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction. In 2011, green builds in the residential sector made up 17% of construction, totaling $17 billion in economic activity. And the value of the residential green building market is expected to grow five-fold by 2016, taking up to 38% of the market and representing $87 billion – $114 billion. McGraw Hill defines green building as “one built to LEED standards, an equivalent green building certification program, or one that incorporates numerous green building elements across five category areas: energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, responsible site ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/13/green-homes-to-grow-5...

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