+1 212 318 2000
Europe, Middle East, & Africa
+44 20 7330 7500
+65 6212 1000
The growing green building industry in the United States is projected to account for more than half of all commercial and institutional construction by 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said in a new report.
Green building accounted for an estimated 44 percent of all commercial and institutional construction in the United States in 2012 and that share is expected to grow to 55 percent by 2016, USGBC said in its LEED in Motion: People and Progress report.
LEED in Motion, released Aug. 14, is the first of three reports that seek to show the breadth and momentum of the U.S. green building movement. The next two reports, expected later this year, will focus on places and policies, and impacts and innovation.
The first report offered a statistical snapshot of the people and organizations driving the U.S. green building industry, which is estimated to be worth $96 billion to $140 billion in 2013.
"The new LEED in Motion report reflects that incredible cross-section of people - diverse in background, geography and vocation - who are working together to fulfill USGBC's mission of a sustainably built environment within a generation," Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer, and founding chairman of USGBC, said in a statement.
More than 4.3 million people live and work in buildings certified by USGBC's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, the report said.
It also highlighted by sector and geographic distribution the more than 186,000 professionals who hold LEED credentials and the nearly 13,000 USGBC member organizations.
Professional firms, contractors and builders, and product manufacturers make up the majority of USGBC membership, totaling almost 10,000 members. Another 371 members are from federal, state, and local governments.
In the report's ranking of states, California and New York took the top two spots, respectively, for having the most LEED professionals and USGBC member companies. Globally, the United States has the highest number of USGBC members, at almost 11,700, but Canada and Mexico also made the report's top five countries.
LEED in Motion: People and Progress is available for USGBC members at http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-people-and-progress.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).