Green Building Trends for 2010

Green building has been a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster year, according to non-profit Earth Advantage, which works with builders and developers in the US Northwest to bring energy efficient and healthy homes to the market.

The group recently released a list of 10 Green Building Trends to Watch in 2010. These include:

  1. The smart grid and connected home
  2. Energy labeling for homes and office buildings
  3. Building information modeling (BIM) software
  4. Buy-in to green building by the financial community
  5. “Rightsizing” of homes
  6. Eco-districts
  7. Water conservation
  8. Carbon Calculation
  9. Net Zero Buildings
  10. Sustainable building education 

To read brief explanations of each of these trends, open the pdf at the link below.

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