McGraw Hill: Green Building is Increasingly Important

Involvement in Green Building Activity McGraw Hill Construction 2014McGraw Hill Construction has released a new report, “Green Multifamily & Single Family Homes: Growth in a Recovering Market” that finds “green building is increasingly important in the single family and multifamily sectors.”

Among their key findings:

  • 62% of those building new single family homes report that they are doing more than 15% of their projects green. By 2018,  that percentage increases to 84%.
  • 54% of those building new multifamily projects report that they are doing more than 15% of their projects green. There is also growth expected – that percentage rising to 79% by 2018.
  • 34% of those building new single family homes are currently doing 60% or more of their projects green. 19% of the firms build more than 90% of their projects green. By 2018, it is projected that 38% of developers will build almost exclusively green.
  • 18% of single family home remodelers are doing more than 60% of their renovations to established green standards.
  • Almost 2/3’s of single family & multifamily developers offer renewable energy features on their projects
  • 67% of single family home builders says that consumer demand is driving their decision to build green, with 73% stating consumers will pay more for green homes (compared to 61% in 2011).

McGraw Hill anticipates that by 2016, green single family housing will be 26%-33% of the total market, which is great news for homeowners and the environment.

Published byMelanieDawn

Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at

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