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Green building on the rise


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?