Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Green Facts & Figures

Some facts and figures that might surprise you from GREENBUILD: 27% of all global venture capital is currently invested in green technology. In 2005, $7 billion was spent on green market products in general in the U.S.; this moved to $12 billion in 2007 and is predicted to hit $60 billion in 2010. Many of today’s presentations started talking about retrofitting green as opposed to focusing only on new construction for energy and dollar savings. As the President and Founding Chair of the USGBC, Rick Fedrizzi, stated: “Going Green no longer needs to be proven; it just needs to be implemented.” From the several hundred presentations delivered this week showing real projects across the world with some amazing cost and energy saving stats, it would appear we are well on our way.

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