The World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, presented by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation, provides new world green building trends data to support green building development. By expanding the scope of the World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report,published in 2013, this study demonstrates that green building continues to influence construction in both developed and developing economies.
A key takeaway from the study is that global green building continues to double every three years. Emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of green growth in the next three years, with development varying from twofold to sixfold over current green building levels. The results also reveal that expansion will continue in developed countries like the US, Germany and the UK. Across all regions, many respondents forecasted that more than 60% of their projects will be green by 2018.