World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report

Nov 13, 2018

• Global survey of over 2000 architects, contractors, and developers on trends in high performance design
• Top reasons owners are choosing green building are occupant health and well-being (10)(11)(12) and lower operating costs.
• Payback time for Green Investments is ~ 8 years.
• High initial first cost greatest challenge to green buildings.

The report, based on a global survey of more than 2,000 industry participants including architects, engineers, contractors, owners, specialists/consultants and investors from 86 countries, aims to analyse the level of green activity, the impact of green building practices on business operations, the triggers most likely to spur further green market growth and the challenges that may impede it. A total of 45 Green Building Councils (GBCs) across the world participated in the research. Nineteen countries in particular are featured in the report, spanning six continents and substantial growth in the percentage doing the majority of their projects green is expected in each.

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