3 Green Building Megatrends for 2012
On the GreenExpo365 webinar, Jerry Yudelson, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s board of directors stated that “The construction industry is going to have modest growth this year. It seems that most people have figured out that the sky isn’t going to fall in and they are going to get back to doing business … but with an emphasis on what I call ‘frugal green.’ In the past there was a feeling that you could spend money to add green features. I think today the real challenge for construction and design professionals is ‘How do I do this on the same budget?’ and I think that’s the core trend.” - builderonline.com
Yudelson also shared a list of 10 other green megatrends that are predicted for growth in 2012, both in the U.S. and abroad. Take a look at the top three megatrends according to builderonline.com:
1. Green Building Growth to Rebound. Though LEED project growth was slow in 2011, the program’s retrofitting arm, LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM), is quickly gaining traction.
2. Federal Momentum Has Slowed. It has been indicated that there is some backlash for spending extra money on anything since The Department of Defense recently stipulated that projects can’t spend any extra money on energy program certification.
3. LEED-EBOM Will Gain Momentum. Businesses are going to be able to market their eco-friendliness so more building owners will jump on the bandwagon because they don’t want to be late on this trend.
For the entire list of Green Building Megatrends for 2012, visit builderonline.com.
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