green building survey

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:

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40%

Build one to five sustainable projects each year

 

20%

Build zero sustainable projects annually

 

70%

Plan to build more green projects in the next 12 months than in the previous year

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FROM OUR NOV+DEC 2018 ISSUE

The preferred publication of leading green professionals.


LEEDING THE WAY
THE MOST POPULAR GREEN CERTIFICATIONS

(One or more projects have the following certification)

LEED 83.5%
ENERGY STAR 45.2%
WELL 15.7%
PASSIVE HOUSE 14.8%
GREEN GLOBES 10.4%
BREEAM 6.1%
LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE 4.3%
FITWEL 1.7%
OTHER 7%


WHY CERTIFY?

66.7%
A client requested it

40.5%
It’s a commitment of my firm

17.1%
It made economic sense

13.5%
My firm is in a state that requires it


WHY NOT CERTIFY?

67.5%
It’s not important to our client

45.6%
It’s too expensive

28.9%
It takes too much time

13.2%
There aren’t enough resources available

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