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Solar Decathlon 2015 Kicks Off

Originally published on Green Building Elements by Dawn Killough Solar Decathlon 2015, a design and build competition involving university teams from around the globe, kicked off today with keynote speaker US Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz.  The Decathlon asks teams to design and build homes powered by the sun that are … [continued]

Green Homes to Grow 5-Fold by 2016

With the construction industry still recovering in the U.S., companies offering “green” services may be able to set themselves apart and grow business faster, according to a survey conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction.

In 2011, green builds in the residential sector made up 17% of construction, totaling $17 billion in economic activity. And the value of the residential green building market is expected to grow five-fold by 2016, taking up to 38% of the market and representing $87 billion – $114 billion.