Green Building Market Expected to Increase Dramatically

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

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The green building trend has been skyrocketing over the past several years.  More people are building green - some are going all green and some just want to include a few green features.  We found some interesting statistics that support this big push towards green building.

In the United States alone, buildings account for (According to USGBC):

72% of electricity consumption 
39% of energy use
38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
40% of raw materials use
30% of waste output (136 million tons annually)
14% of potable water consumption

After reading these, it makes a lot of sense to start going green.  You spend a little more upfront to save precious resources, but also money on monthly utilities.  What do you think?  Would you rather spend additional money upfront to save in the long run?

Tags: CT Home Building, Green Remodeling

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