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British construction companies amongst keenest to invest in sustainable buildings

19 November 2012 No Comment

Green building practices are becoming the norm across the globe, with Singapore and the UK setting the best examples, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction, indicated that 65 per cent of British construction companies are planning a green renovation project within the next three years. That’s way above the global average of 50 per cent, with only Singapore managing a better proportion.

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Green is an important part of the future global construction landscape

In an interview with blueandgreentomorrow.com, McGraw-Hill Construction vice-president, Harvey M. Bernstein was pleased to hear that half the world is investing in sustainable buildings.

He said:

“It is notable that over the next three years, firms working in countries around the world have green work planned across all building types, incorporating both new construction and renovation. The existing building market is a ripe opportunity for green building, and we are seeing that play out in the market.”

“It is clear that green is becoming an important part of the future landscape of the global construction marketplace, and firms will need to be prepared for that transition.”

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Researchers surveyed construction bosses across 62 countries in order to get the results. According to businessgreen.com, 35 per cent of respondents claimed that client demand was their main motive for investing in green building practices. Thirty per cent cited lower operating costs as their primary motive.

Author: Joe Elvin    Date Written: 16 November 2012

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