Green Building Continues to Grow

In an effort to reduce their "carbon footprint," consumers are now looking at ways to make a building green beginning with the initial construction phases. SRI Consulting (SRIC) recently released a report that explains how the use of green building technology can be incorporated into construction.

The rising popularity of green buildings suggests a trend towards more environmentally friendly materials being used in conventional building techniques and construction methods. Decreased costs and the growing availability of these materials are helping to promote market competition among traditional building materials and the newer, green materials.

SRIC's "Green Building Materials" report focuses on several areas for growth in the green building market. These areas include; support structures; engineered wood and lumber; wall systems; lighting; insulation; and energy/utilities. The report also examines the feasibility of green building technologies for today's building standards in terms of current usage and availability.

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