Green Building Trends

There has been a strong push in recent years from consumers and the government for homes and businesses to think green and become more environmentally conscious. While some businesses have been reluctant to jump into green solutions, the time has come where the benefits — including tax breaks and consumer support — outweigh the costs of shifting to green energy.

There are many different options available that are fairly cost efficient and assist in reducing utility bills and greenhouse gas production in general.

Construction companies are more eager than ever to jump on the green bandwagon in 2016. Options such as water reuse systems, smart windows, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, green roofs, automated energy management systems, and green insulation are more readily available for new construction or building upgrades. Although some of these systems tend to cost more, surveys have found that 55 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for green products and services from companies dedicated to making a positive environmental impact. Learn more about the benefits of these green systems by reading the detailed infographic below.

Green Building Trends in 2016 Infographic

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The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.