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  • Global Green Building Materials Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Green Building Materials Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • US Green Building Materials Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Green Building Materials Market ...


    By ReportLinker

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Green Buildings Are Fueling a Return to Traditional Materials and Methods

    As more and more construction projects seek green building certification or otherwise strive for exemplary environmental performance, demand is growing for materials that, by virtue of their inputs, manufacturing processes, and in-use performance, reduce the environmental impacts associated with the buildings sector. One result, according to a recent report from Navigant ...

  • U.S. Market for Green Building Materials will Expand to $69 Billion

    The market for green building materials has seen rapid growth in recent years. As of Oct. 17, 2014, more than 3.3 billion sq. ft. of building space had been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. More than 500 U.S. companies are involved in the production of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Is Pharos the Wikileaks for Building Materials?

    The word of the year 2010 is transparency.   Credit its prominence to the modern James Bondian figure Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks divulgence of state secrets.  But WikiLeaks’ efforts have done as much to cloud the debate over transparency as they have to shed light on matters that impact our daily lives.  What the Pharos Project shares with WikiLeaks is being a ...


    By 3BL Media

  • India: green building equipment

    India’s construction sector is poised to grow at the rate of 15-20 per cent annually for the next two years. There was an estimated investment of USD 100 billion in the sector during 2004-2005 (March-April), with private sector contributing to over 32.7 per cent of this investment. The sector is likely to record higher growth in the coming years, due to the Government of India’s (GOI) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • `Building Green` for environmental sustainability

    "Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable construction technologies not only make environmental ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • France green building market

    Over the past few years there has been an increased interest for sustainable development and green building programs. Every year since 2001, a full week has been dedicated to promoting sustainable development and educating the public on environmental issues and solutions. Consensus around a need for change has steadily been growing culminating in a strong public opinion favoring government ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green building certification market to grow

    Green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important tools to verify that a building meets a set of “green” criteria including energy efficiency, sustainable materials selection, site location, and indoor environmental ...

  • Green Home Building Blossoms in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Illinois, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Green Building Council is set to launch its LEED-for-Homes program at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference in Chicago this week. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, voluntary rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green ...

  • Can you be comfortable in a green building?

    Building performance and its evaluation have earned increased attention in recent years, particularly relating to green buildings. Much of the emphasis has been on optimizing energy and resource efficiency. Despite the recent media buzz around the actual performance of LEED-certified buildings, surprisingly little attention is being paid to the human resource within buildings. Green buildings, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green building standards under construction

    The world's leading certification system for sustainable architecture is set to undergo its most sweeping changes in 2009. The proposed revisions encourage designs that would reduce a building's impact on global climate change. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED, has become the standard for green building design since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a ...

  • Qatar Green Building Council’s new green building project showcased in Dubai

    The Passivhaus study seeks to establish if an eco-friendly villa can be a viable building option. Through the construction and operation of a Passivhaus villa and a Business As Usual (BAU) villa, the project’s initial data showed a small increase in capital cost during construction of the Passivhaus compared with a BAU villa, offset against a 50 per cent reduction in water and energy ...


    By Climate Action

  • Green building certification market to grow

    Green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important tools to verify that a building meets a set of "green" criteria including energy efficiency, sustainable materials selection, site location, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to their environmental benefits, certified green buildings can sometimes command higher property values and rents, and green building ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green Building Materials Will Reach $254 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

    Demand for green buildings, and the materials that go into them, has remained relatively buoyant during the global recession. Future market growth for green buildings and the commensurate use of green materials will be driven by a combination of policies and regulations that prioritize energy efficiency and green design, the expansion of voluntary certification programs for green buildings, cost ...

  • UL Environment Cites Transparency and Performance as Top Trends in New Green Building Products and Materials Paper

    A new white paper published today by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), explores current and projected trends in green product certifications, building programs, and construction codes, underscoring the value both of transparency and performance-based metrics in sustainability leadership. ...


    By UL LLC

  • EPA honors green building challenge winners

    EPA recently honored six innovative green concepts designed to reduce the environmental and energy impacts of buildings. These concepts may assist the building industry in reducing more than 88 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris sent to U.S. landfills each year. The EPA awards recognized student and professional designs for buildings and building projects, as ...

  • 2nd China Green Building Summit 2010

    Hosted by Duxes Business Consulting and endorsed by powerful organizations around the world, 2nd China Green Building Summit 2010 will take place on June 3rd to 4th, 2010 in Beijing, China. As a congress, the 1st China Green Building event successfully gathered over 80 senior management and board level executives from 50 businesses. This 2nd summit is to explore the ...

  • Material World: striving for a global ‘green economy’

    The extraction, trade and consumption of materials, such as biomass, minerals, metals and fossil fuels, are the main drivers of most global environmental problems, according to a new report. Action must be taken now to achieve the policy target of a global 'green economy'. Over the last 30 years, global extraction of raw materials has increased by 80%. The damage caused to ecosystems has already ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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