27 Jul '12, 12pm

National policies key to green building achievements

National policies key to green building achievements

The countries with the best green building markets earned that distinction largely due to strong government policies supporting sustainable construction, according to a new report by Lux Research . Nations in the report’s top tier include Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Australia, and the U.K. The Boston-based firm that compiled the report identified six national policies -- including building codes and energy efficiency targets -- that play key roles in inspiring higher rates of activity in green building. The report, entitled ““Policy’s Dramatic Impact on Green Buildings: The Global Hotspots,” ranked 21 countries how successful they are at fostering an environment that supports green building. Government motives behind these policies include an interest in energy security, and environmental and livability concerns, said Aditya Ranade, a Lux Research analyst and lead aut...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/national-policies-green-buildings

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