Green Buildings Could be Half US Construction and Worth $248 Billion by 2016

Article by Silvio Marcacci of Marcacci Communications

Green building is growing fast in the US, and may represent more than half of all commercial and institutional construction as soon as 2016. A new report from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), “LEED in Motion: People and Progress,” details green building’s exponential growth and outlines both the value of the industry and its reach into American lives. The report is the first of three LEED in Motion summaries planned for release in 2013, and it reveals yet another key indicator that sustainability can be as much an economic boost as an environmental one.

Millions Living and Working In Green Buildings

As a snapshot in time, People and Progress finds millions of Americans benefiting from LEED projects. USGBC estimates more than 4.3 million people live and work in LEED-certified buildings every day, while more than 6.2 million people experience LEED projects every day during their daily routine.

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