Green Construction: It's growing
LEED Construction Statistics
Green Building Statistics: Turner Construction’s report states that, “75% of commercial real estate executives – including developers, retail building owners, brokers, architects, engineers and more – say the credit crunch will not discourage them from building green. In fact, 83% said they would be likely to seek LEED® certification for buildings they are planning to build within the next three years.”
On the residential side, McGraw-Hill Construction’s 2008 summary shows that 56% of green home purchasers earn less than $75,000 per year and that 29% earn less than $50,000. This mass demand for green construction points the way for future green housing projects.
In a related report furnished by the Building Owners and Managers Association, the statistical date indicates that more than $10 billion of green materials are already slated for scheduled green construction projects. That figure is expected to reach $100 billion over the next ten years and covering just 6 infrastructure areas. These green endeavors will create at least 2 million jobs. The future continues to look bright and green for LEED® certification."
-Rick Walker intheLEED on April 24, 2009
" The ENR Top 100 Green Design Firms generated $2.85 billion in revenue in 2008 from projects registered with such green design programs as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an increase of 63.9% over $1.74 billion in 2007."
- Engineering News Record 2009