The future of green building Part 1 (video)

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

As the U.S. housing market recovers, green building is continuing to grow steadily. However, green building experts look forward to the day when there’s no distinction made between green building and standard building.

Green housing projects accounted for 20 percent of of all newly built homes and had an overall value of $25 billion, according to industry-research firm McGraw Hill Construction. As the housing market continues to recover researchers predict, green building will grow to between 29 percent and 38 percent of new U.S. homes by 2016.

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers.

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