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For green building to accelerate globally, building industry professionals require the latest data and trends to inform their decision. We are adding to the body of knowledge with The World Green Building Trends 2016 Study. This study focuses on the global green construction growth and features the results of more than 1,000 survey participants from 69 countries and includes 13 country-specific profiles, as compared to just 9 in 2013. The World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, presented by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation, provides new world green building trends data to support green construction. By expanding the scope of the World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report, published in 2013, this study demonstrates that green building continues to influence construction in both developed and developing economies.
A key takeaway from the study is that global green construction continues to double every three years. Emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of sustainable development in the next three years, with development varying from twofold to six-fold over current green building levels. The results also reveal that expansion will continue in developed countries like the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Across all regions, many respondents forecasted that more than 60% of their projects will be green construction by 2018.
Overall, the survey data indicated that the global commitment to green building is transforming the built environment. Special thanks to Saint-Gobain and the U.S. Green Building Council and to all the organizations who participated in this recent survey, encouraged survey participation and financially supported it.
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