What Can We Expect from 2013?
January is a time of reflection for most – a time to ask what was great about the previous year (and maybe what was not so much). Many also ask themselves, “What will I do to effect positive change in the coming year?” When we look back on the last several years in the green building world, we see that a great deal of progress has been made: wider acceptance of LEED for new construction, green building codes implemented in California and elsewhere, global growth in green building, tremendous growth in renewable energy production, elevated focus and implementation of LEED on our existing building stock and much more.
Where do we (and the markets we serve) go from here? What types of advances in the coming years will drive this movement even further toward “every day practice” and ultimately, not just minimizing the negative impacts of our buildings and communities, but turning them into positive ones.