BD+C’s Progress Report on Sustainability 2004

May 28, 2009 |

BD+C’s Progress Report on Sustainability 2004

A year ago, we described sustainable development as “the most

vibrant and powerful force to impact the building design and

construction field in more than a decade.”

Nothing has happened since to diminish the validity of that

statement. If anything, the green building movement is moving at an

even faster pace than a year ago. Its impact on the design and

construction industry that we serve cannot be underestimated.

This Progress Report follows up on the recommendations made in

our 2003 White Paper; reviews the latest developments in the U.S.

Green Building Council’s “LEED” certification program; provides

exclusive data on our readers’ involvement in sustainability; examines

several key building types (notably education and healthcare

facilities) that are crucial to the market we serve; and analyzes key

trends and public-policy issues related to sustainable buildings.

The editors conclude this Progress Report with a new “Action Plan”

containing what we believe to be constructive recommendations for

advancing green building.

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