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By Social Marketing Team

Top 5 Projected Green Building Trends in 2012

The holiday season is upon us! That means 2012 is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the New Year than with a few predictions. Here are five of the top building industry trends for 2012 we’ve been reading about.

  1. The demand for green and sustainable building construction is growing and will continue to do so in the coming year. My Green Palette expects to see a 18.3% increase in revenue next year — My Green Palette (@MyGreenPalette)
  2. Green Building is on the rise and will continue it’s rise to prominence globally in 2012, in spite of economic difficulties — Sustainable Magazine (@Sustainablemag)
  3. Energy efficiency is big. According to Builder Online’s Business Trends Forecast for 2012 it will remain top of mind — Builder Online (@BuilderOnline)
  4. Commercial Building will grow 8% and multifamily housing will rise 18% in 2012 — BHC Rhodes (@BHCRHODES)
  5. Smarter neighborhood, greater transparency in building function, the proliferation of an “Internet of things,” more energy options for buildings, and real estate finance teams will become corporations’ smarter buildings teams — Smart Planet (@SmartPlanet)

Check back next week to see our 2012 predictions from our BuildIQ and GreenIQ team experts.

By Building Experts Team

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If you live on the Mid-Atlantic it’s hard to believe there was anything going on besides Snowmageddon, but there was.

Five threats to housing

ASHRAE Standard 189 is here

Read the third annual GreenBiz State of Green Building Report

Radical transparency in green marketing

Foreclosures declined by 10% in January compared to December

The Living Building Challenge is coming to a city near you

Defaults on FHA Mortgages pass 9%

Massive commercial real estate foreclosures coming

A permeable solution with drivable grass

By Building Experts Team

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Green building materials are gaining attention and growing fast

Efficiency upgrades and baby boomers will help boost remodeling market

EPA launches green building competition: EnergyStar National Building Competition

Using social networking to win land use battles

How to engage employees in workplace greening

Increased commercial construction volume expected in 2010

Stimulus money will spur construction on California high-speed rail project

10 cities where defaults grew the fastest in 2009

Big Builder editorial director John McManus shares insights from IBS 2010:

By Building Experts Team

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Businesses plan to use more green messaging in their marketing

IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

The national apartment vacancy rate rose to 8%

U.S. commercial building energy efficiency biz is worth $5.6B a year

Nonresidential construction spending expected to decrease 13.4%

Lennar surprises Wall Street with Q4 earnings

The number of homes listed for sale declined in many cities in December

Is activity returning to the investment-property market?

10 builders and suppliers to watch in 2010


By Building Experts Team

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Deal set in Copenhagen for world’s first truly global pact on cutting greenhouse gases

The top 10 reports of the week from COP15

“The Most Innovative Home Never Built”

Don’t expect Hovanian Enterprises to turn a profit in 2010

Few buyers considering foreclosures

Architectural Billings Index (ABI) dropped more than three points in November

Companies are looking for varied skill sets to meet their needs around sustainability

Obama calls insulation ‘sexy’

New trade group – the Leading Builders of America

By Building Experts Team

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Since Copenhagen and emissions regulation dominated the news this week, and Google, we thought we’d highlight some of the best Twitter sources for COP15 – the Climate Change Conference.  Twitter lists… the old fashioned way.

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Tree Hugger also has a Twitter list of all their partners who are covering the Conference - http://twitter.com/TreeHugger/cop15-collab

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And of course, the guest of honor…

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By Building Experts Team

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Construction jobs losses will grow sharply in 2010

Mortgage rates keep falling but no one is talking about it

2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award Winner (see picture below from winner, Pugh + Scarpa Architects)

Reading the Fine Print in the American Clean Energy and Security Act

Pending home sales rise for 9th month in a row

The green value of building commissioning- 30 billion in energy savings

A guide to the UN COP15 Climate Change Conference next week


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By Building Experts Team

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More homeowners fall behind on mortgages

Green Building reinforcements on their way

RSC Equipment Rental introduces emissions tracking service

What “Cash for Caulkers” could do for the economy

One of the world’s largest LEED projects nearing completion

Construction materials costs will post modest gains

Study proves green buildings produce higher productivity and reduce sick days

And finally, the world’s most indestructible sheet of paper:

Best Of What’s New 2009: Bombproof Wallpaper Test from PopSci.com on Vimeo.


By Building Experts Team

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Architect will freeze an abandoned house in Detroit to draw attention to foreclosures

The new Florida Marlins stadium at 100 days

Hotel construction will continue to decline in 2010

Stimulus spending creates 640,000 jobs – 5 questions and 5 answers

Remodeling boosts local economies

New computer tool helps make existing buildings greener

Sales of new homes unexpectedly fell in September

More on the stimulus jobs:


How bad is it in Detroit? 80,000 houses are potentially abandoned…

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http://www.lostmag.com/issue2/detroit.php

 

By Building Experts Team

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We’re switching things up this week.  Throwing you a curveball in honor of the Major League Baseball playoffs.  We’d like to highlight some of our favorite tweeps from the week.  These Twitter users consistently provide us with the most recent news and insight from the leading voices in the built environment.


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