GREEN BUILDINGSRESEARCH WHITE PAPER
1.AEC Industry Continues to Embrace Green Building,But Is It Still Only a Niche?
A whopping 86% of AEC professionals said they believe green buildings cost more to build thanconventional buildings. Plus: Respondents’ views on green building isues, in their own words.
2.Corporate America Setting Green Strategic Plans
Eight in 10 CoreNet Global respondents have incorporated green design in recent projects, yet one-thirdcited poor ROI as an obstacle to green building.
3.Green Days on the Horizon for Healthcare Providers
Improving indoor environmental quality, eliminating toxic materials, and reducing O&M costs are top prioritieswhen planning a green hospital, say healthcare ofﬁcials.
4.Higher Education Reaches the Tipping Point in Green Building
Eighty-ﬁve percent of respondents said their colleges and universities had incorporated sustainable designprinciples in recent building projects—a strong showing.
5.K-12 School Ofﬁcials Still Learning ABCs of Green Design
School business ofﬁcials and facilities directors agreed: Green schools are healthier for occupants,reduce energy costs, and allow for better design quality.
6.Hotel Industry Slowly Overcomes Reservations about Green Building
Most hoteliers surveyed have incorporated green building into recent hotel buildings or renovations,and two-thirds said they will try it in their next project.
7.Restaurant Industry Finally Gets Cookin’ on Green Building
Energy management, automated lighting controls, and acoustic improvements are the most popular itemson the sustainability menu for restaurateurs.
8.Residential Sector Brings Green Building Home
Most home builders favor the EPA’s Energy Star program as the best green home building program,followed by the NAHB’s program and LEED for Homes.
9.Where Respondents Stand on 10 Key Issues
AEC professionals, corporate real estate executives, university facilities directors, school facility managers,hospital building executives, restaurateurs, and hoteliers all rated their agreement or disagreement on10 important issues in the green building ﬁeld.
Green Buildings Research White Paper
Jay W. Schneider
Research DirectorReed Business Information
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