What's the industry's take on building green? gb&d conducted a green building survey to find out.
In summer 2018, we surveyed architects, engineers, and other industry professionals via email and social media to learn how sustainability is affecting firms nationwide. Participants were located across the U.S. and more than half had 10+ years of experience in the field.
These are some of the results:
Build one to five sustainable projects each year
Build zero sustainable projects annually
Plan to build more green projects in the next 12 months than in the previous year
LEEDING THE WAY
THE MOST POPULAR GREEN CERTIFICATIONS
(One or more projects have the following certification)
ENERGY STAR 45.2%
PASSIVE HOUSE 14.8%
GREEN GLOBES 10.4%
LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE 4.3%
A client requested it
It's a commitment of my firm
It made economic sense
My firm is in a state that requires it
WHY NOT CERTIFY?
It's not important to our client
It's too expensive
It takes too much time
There aren't enough resources available