The future is green.
Green building is here to stay. Owners and developers around the world are recognizing that creating sustainable buildings is a business imperative -- allowing them to stay competitive and offer tenants healthy, productive environments.
In fact, in the United States, the green share of the U.S. nonresidential construction market grew from two percent in 2005 to 44 percent in 2012. It’s estimated that nearly half of new nonresidential construction, by value, will be green by 2015.
Don’t get left behind.
Your new building will stand for the next 50 – 100 years, given an average lifecycle. That means you have an important opportunity to get it right, right from the start. Doing that is easy: Build a building that will stay competitive for decades by making sure it’s designed to earn the ENERGY STAR.
Read on for more information about how you can make sure that your next building is designed and built to use less energy, have lower utility bills, and generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than an average building. Your future tenants will thank you.
- Why you should design to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR
- How to design your building to earn the ENERGY STAR
- See projects that have been Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR
 World Green Building Trends: Business Benefits Driving New and Retrofit Market Opportunities in Over 60 Countries, McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics, 2013