Going green

A majority of survey respondents think
that green construction will have a “significant” impact in the near future. What
does this mean to the industry?

Construction lawyer Ian Frank says,
“These results indicate a clear need for
continued education and professional
development in the technical aspects of
sustainable and green construction as
well as the legal/financial consequences of
this burgeoning market sector.”

To download a free Green Construction
Resource Guide, visit the Web site of
Associated Builders and Contractors at
www.abc.org. Additionally, you can visit
www.usgbc.org/leed for more information
on the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Rating System. This third-party
certification program is the nationally
accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.