Monday, September 13, 2010

Green Buildings are blooming!

Here's an excellent article by NPR's Franklyn Cater from the USGBC on green buildings.

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...

...here's another reason for professionals to get familiar with LEED: In more and more places, LEED is becoming law. Part 2 of this report will look at how many lawmakers buy the idea that encouraging or forcing developers to build green is not only good for the environment but is also good for economic development, and good for the health of workers who occupy those buildings.

Interesting look at a (these days, rare) growth industry.


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