What will be the trends in green building this year?
U.S. non-governmental Institute Earth Advantage Institute, which is the certification of 11 thousand buildings, publishes its forecasts for the development of green building throughout the year.
According to Earth Advantage Institute in 2011 is promising for the industry despite the difficulties of housing markets. Market surveys show that the percentage of green homes has increased by over 4 percentage points, which clearly indicates that the time has come for energy efficiency.
Trends Earth Advantage Institute states range from "affordable green" to "life-cycle of materials. These trends are summarized on the basis of discussions with representatives of different sectors - politicians, builders, contractors, architects, real estate brokers, appraisers, lenders, and, of course - homeowners