Going “green” has been a hot topic for several years now, but a new survey shows that many builders are now making it a top priority for new constructions.
Among the different features being favored are energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water conservation, and material conservation.
The survey found that of the 62% of single-family developers are rolling out 15% of their projects as “green-friendly.” Further, nearly 1/5 of single-family developers are executing 90% of their projects with a green focus. It seems that slowly but surely the green trend is making its way into the top-of-mind for developers, as more and more consumers opt for eco-friendly residence.s
Despite the fact that 3 out of 4 single-family home builders say that energy efficiency is a feature they are pursuing with making their homes greener, according to the survey only 11% of single-family home builders say they are constructing homes that are greener in 2013 than those constructed in 2011.