Contractors, like design firms, are finding sustainable construction to be a growing market. However, contractors are now finding themselves with a broader role in green building as new standards call for the increasing use of collaboration at the outset of the process and more commissioning, testing and systems monitoring after the construction process is complete.
The growing market for green design can be seen in the results of ENR’s Top 100 Green Contractors list. As a group, the Top 100 generated $44.99 billion in contracting revenue in 2013 from projects registered with and actively seeking certification from third-party ratings groups under objective sustainable-design standards, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. For the group, this revenue is an 11.9% increase, from $44.67 billion in 2012.
The growing market for green design can be seen in the results of ENR’s Top 100 Green Contractors list.