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The mention of greenhouse gases conjures images of gas-guzzling vehicles spewing pollution as they rumble along highways, but North American buildings are just as guilty. According to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, buildings represent around 1/3 of North America’s total CO2 emission. (www.cec.org)
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Here are some other noteworthy comments on the Green housing industry:
"Buildings account for around 45% of carbon dioxide emissions and are, therefore, a key element in the strategy to combat global warming."
"...The Pennsylvania Power and Lighting company upgraded a single 12,000 sf workspace with energy-efficient lighting and a new design that maximized illumination. The cost was $8,000.00, but energy bills fell by 69% and productivity rose over 13%, which gathered $42,000.00 in yearly savings The payback of the initial investment was just 69 days, the operating cost fell 73% per year and the initial investment produced a startling 540% return."
McGraw-Hill Construction Analytics did a study recently, and learned that almost 7/8 of all construction firms expect major growth in sales and profits associated with green building.
Furthermore, the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) claims the value of green building construction could hit $60 billion by next year.
We could go on forever, but the only thing more impressive than these statistics is the quality of the products you'll find on adjoining links.