Good News on the Environment from Canada!


Canadian flag“The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green practices from one third in 2014, to one half by 2017, according to a new report commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council.

The first of its kind analysis, titled “Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market”, was prepared by McGraw Hill Construction.

Among its many findings, the report demonstrates that companies that invest in green buildings are seeing significant dividends on their investments, including:
C_anderson_PV-small• 82 percent of building owners and developers reported decreases in energy consumption in their green buildings compared to similar buildings.

 

water drop• 68 percent of building owners and developers reported decreases in water consumption in their green buildings.

 

bags of money• The median reduction in operating costs over five years for green buildings reported by the firms included in the research is 17 percent.”

Read the balance of the article at: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/report-finds-canadian-green-building-market-growing-20140619

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