Nearly Half of All Green Building Certifications by 2020 Will Be for Existing Buildings

BOULDER, Colo.—By 2020, nearly half the total certified footprint—25 billion ft2 (2.3 billion m2)—will comprise certifications for existing buildings. According to a report by Pike Research, green building certifications for existing buildings have become an increasing area of focus as the construction market has slowed during the recession. The report adds that the sustainable building market will likely experience faster growth as the real estate market recovers. Certification programs in China and Half of All Green Building Certifications by 2020 Will Be for Existing Buildings India are leading a growth in interest in sustainable certifications worldwide.

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