Two thousand seven may go down as the year that green buildings became cornerstone of a global strategies to address global warming
Green building in the US gets a good review in the recommended recently published paper from Greenbiz.com State of Green Business. (Download from Greenbiz.com). The report neatly summarises sectors into swimming, treading water or sinking in efforts to address green and environmental issues.
As to building and property, the following extracts should wet your appetite to download and read:
In this fast-rising environment, green building is becoming less the exception than the norm, embraced by sectors ranging from hotels to health care to housing
The price premium for green building is shrinking, reducing one of the few remaining barriers to the industry’s growth.
Moreover, green building can provide a competitive advantage in a tough market,
Demand and planning for green buildings is rising like a skyscraper on steroids, the product of everything from high energy prices to corporate vanity to a better understanding of the dividends paid by environmentally sensitive facilities