World Green Building Trends 2021 Report Released, Available For Download

The 2021 “World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report” has been released and can be acquired for download. This fourth edition of the Dodge published the report Construction network; Carrier is really a Founding Partner; Autodesk is really a Premier Partner; the global world Green Building Council is Premier Research Partner; and the U.S. Green Building Council (USCBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) are Contributing Partners.  A lot more than 1,200 industry professionals, including engineers, architects/designers, contractors, owners, developers, inventors and consultants round the global world were surveyed for the report.

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The brand new report demonstrates that regardless of the challenges of the final two years, commitments to improve green building efforts continues to stay strong. The report implies that green building continues to stay a worldwide priority, driven by extreme events and despite rising concerns just like the COVID-19 pandemic.

“THE PLANET Green Building Trends report underscores the increasing importance that governments, institutions and corporations are placing on green buildings for the climate, economy and health,” said Peter Templeton, cEO and president, USGBC. this week “As USGBC and our partners take part in COP, the advantages of LEED green buildings stick out as top of mind solutions helping organizations meet commitments and maximize efficiency, resilience, sustainability and health across their buildings.”

The 2021 World Green Building Trends report highlights the many factors which are driving commitments to green building. Industry professionals surveyed cite both social and financial known reasons for increasing their green building efforts with main reasons including lowering operating costs, lowering carbon emissions, reducing energy and water consumption, market demand, building healthier buildings, living around internal corporate commitments and that it’s the “right move to make.”

Respondents stated they have shifted their concentrate on ways of specifically address reducing energy consumption and the carbon footprint of creating projects with creating net-zero/net-positive buildings because the priority. This reflects the recognition that only by making the built environment carbon-neutral can the target to reduce the impacts of climate change be performed.

Additionally, the report shows the way the pandemic has had a direct effect on the green building sector with many survey respondents saying that the ways that the built environment can encourage or discourage the spread of airborne disease like COVID-19. Respondents noted that messaging about increasing filtered air exchange in buildings directly influenced their selection of HVAC system while social distancing impacted building design.

Several findings highlighted by Carrier from the report include:

  • 66% of respondents report green building’s most significant benefit is decreased operating costs.
  • 66% of respondents report reduced energy consumption may be the most important environmental reason behind green building.
  • 53% of respondents report the COVID-19 pandemic has directly impacted changes to HVAC system to permit for more fresh/filtered air. The pandemic makes up about the very best change in building projects.

Other findings of the report include:

  • Over 1 / 2 of those doing a most green projects intend to incorporate resilience strategies to their projects within the next five years.
  • Most respondents (82%) are in least aware of the idea of embodied carbon – emissions from manufacture, transportation, installation, maintenance and disposal of creating materials – with contractors and owners as less acquainted with embodied carbon than architects and engineers. A large proportion (79%) of these building green use a minumum of one metric to track green building performance, a rise of five points since 2018.
  • About 50 % of respondents take part in green renovation/retrofit projects, with most investors engaged in this ongoing work.

The entire report is available free of charge download (form required) on the Dodge Data & Analytics website

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