Tuscon, Arizona - The green building industry will continue on its current upward growth trend, despite the impact of the global credit crisis, Jerry Yudelson, principal of 'green' building consulting company Yudelson Associates, has said in his annual top ten list of green building trends.
Yudelson, whose book 'Green Building Trends: Europe,' was published in 2009, said that as more people are going green each year, cumulative growth in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental design) projects has risen 60 percent annually since 2006 and risen 80 percent since 2009. "There's no sign that the wave has crested," he added.
"In putting together my together my top ten trends for 2010, I'm taking advantage of conversations I've had with green building industry leaders in the US, Canada, Germany and Australia as I have travelled the world over the past year," Yudelson commented.
Yudelson's top ten trends for 2010 include:
• Green building to grow more than 60 percent in 2010
• A focus on green jobs driven by energy efficiency incentives from the Obama presidency
• The building industry switching focus from new buildings to green existing buildings
• The green building movement going global, as more countries create their own building initiatives
• Zero-net-energy designs for new buildings becoming more common
• European green building technology will become more widely adopted in the US.
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