Green building set to double over the next two years

    According to a study drawn up by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation in conjunction with the World Green Building Council, growth figures for the green building sector are set to double over the next two years. More than 1,000 survey respondents from 69 different countries took part in the report, including Green Building Council España.

    The study “World Green Building Trends 2016, Developing Markets Accelerate Global Green Growth” estimates that 60% of construction companies expect their certified buildings to have doubled by 2018, going from the current figure of 18% to 37%.

    This anticipated growth is largely driven by countries that still have developing green building sectors. Mature markets such as the US and Europe (including Germany, Poland and the UK), report moderate levels of growth. By contrast, survey respondents in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, China and India indicate a far higher growth in the percentage of projects that they expect to be certified as green. Read more…

    Article published in: FuturENERGY March 2016