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Research highlights which countries are leading on green building

Research highlights which countries are leading on green building March 10, 2016 at 11:46 AM New research by the law firm Baker & McKenzie has highlighted which countries are leading on green building around the world. The report, the Global Sustainable Buildings Index , examined 25 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas on their sustainable policies, schemes, trends and practices. Criteria included green certification, regulation, retrofit incentives, CO2 and energy targets, and financing, with countries rated against each topic. The report finds that among the countries included, European countries lead, with the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK ranking highest overall. But as Ben Farnell, Of Counsel at Baker & McKenzie , writes in the Index’s Executive Summary: “It is perhaps not surprising that these European jurisdictions contin...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/activities/news/global-news/resea...

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