Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Green’ Building Retrofits to reach 20%-30%

According to a recent report issued by McGraw-Hill Construction, green building currently accounts for approximately 5% to 8% percent of the retrofit and renovation market. This represents a $2 billion to $4 billion marketplace for major projects.

The report further states that by 2014, this share will grow to 20% to 30%, making it a $10 billion to $15 billion market. Furthermore, researchers say indicators suggest higher levels of activity long-term for retrofits and renovations overall, reaching a tipping point in about 10 to 15 years.

McGraw-Hall says 70% of owners who have engaged in green retrofit or renovation activities are planning to continue for over 15% of future projects and 24% will do so on over 60 % of projects.

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