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Green Building a Key Trend in Economic Growth

By Mark S. Kuhar

Residential construction is a key engine behind economic growth in the United States. According to McGraw Hill Construction’s Dodge Construction Market Forecast, single and multifamily housing projects account for about 45 percent of the value of all construction projects started in the United States in 2014. With that market forecast to grow rapidly in coming years, green building activity and drivers in the market are critical.

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