31 Dec '12, 10pm

Green Building Sees Growth, But Fewer Firms Pursue LEED

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Green Building Sees Growth, But Fewer Firms Pursue LEED By Erin Weaver Three new surveys indicate that green building remains strong despite the uncertain global economy, with designers and builders anticipating an increasing number of green projects. McGraw-Hill Construction (MHC) has released two reports: “2012 World Green Building Trends” surveyed building-related firms in 62 countries, while “2013 Dodge Construction Green Outlook” focused on the expectations of U.S. firms. Turner Construction’s “Green Building Market Barometer” surveyed 718 executives of U.S. firms. The reports indicate increasing demand for green building, with 81% of U.S. executives believing that the public expects them to institutionalize sustainability, according to the Dodge report. Worldwide, the MHC trends report found that firms’ top reasons fo...

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