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Drive-thru: Contractors expecting more green building projects, report finds

Drive-thru:

  • By 2021, 47 percent of construction professionals globally anticipate that more than 60 percent of their projects will be green, according to a new report on green building trends.
  • Costs (both actual and perceived), lack of political support or incentives, affordability, lack of public awareness and lack of market demand were listed as top barriers to green building.
  • The U.S. Green Building Council has recently released new programs to promote green building.

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