Green building on the riseBy Integrity Windows
Last week, we asked how important “green” is to your business and your customers. This week, a post from Charles & Hudson’s Green Building site shows that green building is on the rise.
C&H cites a thorough report from NPR that examines the trend and the impact of LEED-certified construction.
While much of the U.S. real estate market has been floundering, one area has not seen a dip. Green building now accounts for nearly one-third of new construction in the U.S. That’s up from 2 percent in 2005, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, which tracks the industry.
The numbers suggest a revolution is taking place within an industry that is historically slow to change.
Are you witnessing a revolution? How big of a role is “green” in your work?