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MARKET IMPACT REPORT 2011 Sr. Contributor, Buildings & Facilities GreenBiz.com GREEN BUILDING A N D by ROB WATSON Defining and accelerating the business of sustainability. Executive Summary............................................................................. 3 Green Market Report..................................................................................7 LEED Homes ............................................................................................17 International Ma
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  by ROB WATSON Sr. Contributor, Buildings & FacilitiesGreenBiz.com REPORT 2011 GREEN BUILDING IMPACTMARKET           A          N          D Defning and accelerating the business o sustainability.  2 © 2011 GreenBiz Group Inc. (www.greenbizgroup.com). May be reproduced or noncommercialpurposes only, provided credit is given to GreenBiz Group Inc. and includes this copyright notice.    C  o  n   t  e  n   t  s Researched and Written by Rob Watson For GreenBiz Group: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive EditorMatthew Wheeland, Managing EditorLeslie Guevarra, Associate EditorPete May, Chie Executive OcerEric Faurot, President and Chie StrategistSamuel Smith, Marketing ManagerInographics by Seth Fields / 00seth@gmail.com Thanks to Our Sponsors: Executive Summary ............................................................................. 3 Green Market Report ..................................................................................7LEED Homes ............................................................................................17International Market .................................................................................20Sustainable Sites .......................................................................................24Water Eciency ........................................................................................28Energy Impacts .........................................................................................30Materials & Resources ..............................................................................34Indoor Environmental Quality ..................................................................36The Big Picture .........................................................................................38 Appendix: Methodology ................................................................... 39 About the Author .....................................................................................48About the Sponsors ..................................................................................49About GreenBiz Group .............................................................................50   © 2011 GreenBiz Group Inc. (www.greenbizgroup.com). May be reproduced or noncommercial purposesonly, provided credit is given to GreenBiz Group Inc. and includes this copyright notice.  3 © 2011 GreenBiz Group Inc. (www.greenbizgroup.com). May be reproduced or noncommercialpurposes only, provided credit is given to GreenBiz Group Inc. and includes this copyright notice. MARKET TRENDSGreen building is here to stay: International continues its gains Ater lastyear’s economy-driven “adjustment,” we did not know what to expect this year.So it came as quite a relie that LEED green building certication continued togrow its share o the US and world markets during 2011.As a percentage o total construction, LEED-certied buildings continued toincrease their market share o annual New Construction in the US, addinganother couple points o market share to go over 20 percent o new foorarea put in place or the rst time. A good portion o this increase was due tocontinued contraction o the nonresidential market. But, in spite o this verytough market, both LEED certications and LEED registrations deed the macrotrends by resuming their growth.Activity on the international ront also continues to pick up steam. The foor arearegistered and certied overseas this year represents the largest percentageshare o LEED registered and certied foor area ever. In addition, there is strongprogress in countries where LEED has been licensed: Canada, India, and Italy.The foor area registered in the LEED system outside o the US is approachingparity with the foor area registered domestically. When combined with theregistered and certied foor area in India and Canada, a greater percentageo LEED-branded property is in progress overseas than at home. Given thedoldrums o the US construction market, this can only be considered a goodthing or the planet. Registrations rebound in a big way Overall, LEED-registered foor area is upby 45 percent compared with last year’s registrations, though not quite up to thelevels o the three-year (i we’re honest) “bubble” o LEED registrations between2007 and 2009. 1 This growth was led by a 53 percent increase in registered orarea overseas and reinorced quite nicely by a 39 percent increase in domesticregistrations compared with last year.O the main LEED building standards, Core and Shell (CS) rebounded thestrongest, growing by almost 60 percent year on year, and LEED or NewConstruction (NC) had a very strong year as well, posting a 48 percent increaseover last year’s registrations.Even LEED or Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EBOM), whichdropped 5 percent in certied foor area compared with 2010, also posted quitestrong growth, with an 18 percent system-wide growth in foor area registered.Registered foor area in the LEED Retail application guides grew several-old,albeit compared to a small base and Health Care hit the market in a big way.LEED Schools more than doubled their certied foor area and registrations alsorebounded a bit, but much less than other standards.Another contributing actor to this year’s increase in registered foor area is ourinclusion o the LEED or Neighborhood Development standard (LEED ND),which contributed almost 20 percent to the new registered foor area totalsacross the LEED system. 1 LEED-certied project foor area is veried during the certication process, but LEED registrationdata is quite variable. Some project area is over-stated (like the 160 million t 2 NC project) andseveral hundred projects have included no foor area at all. Thus, all gures and calculations involvingregistered foor area should be taken with a grain o salt.    E  x  e  c  u   t   i  v  e   S  u  m  m  a  r  y  4 © 2011 GreenBiz Group Inc. (www.greenbizgroup.com). May be reproduced or noncommercialpurposes only, provided credit is given to GreenBiz Group Inc. and includes this copyright notice. Trouble in paradise: Certications set new record…barely Here’s a rhetoricalquestion: when can success be considered a ailure? Answer: when expectationsare higher than the result. Although LEED certication grew by 2.6 percentoverall compared with last year’s record — indeed, more than a third o all LEEDfoor area ever certied in the history o the system was certied in 2011 — wewere expecting more. We can hope that the dierence between expectationand reality is merely a symptom o the ongoing global doldrums in the non-residential construction market that delayed certication o projects that willcome to completion next year.Cumulative certication o the LEED foor area registered in LEED is hoveringaround the 35 percent level, though that by itsel is not necessarily a cause orconcern. Registration data is quite ckle and or environmental purposes, themost important thing is the total foor area certied. However, i certicationcontinues its slow growth during 2012 there could be some cause or alarm. Ourworry is that as certications in the New Construction market approaches the 25percent saturation mark and Existing Building certication does not dramaticallypick up, then we may not be able to hit the emissions reduction targets neededto mitigate unmanageable climate change.Certications in the US were particularly anemic, registering a mere 1.5 percentgrowth compared to 2010. International certied foor area grew by just over 7percent compared to last year, but the raction o overseas registered foor areacertiying is even worse than in the US at just over 20 percent.Last year, EBOM overtook NC as the standard with the most annual certiedfoor area, and 2011 marks the rst year that cumulative certications underLEED EBOM surpass LEED NC, including Schools and Retail. Even though2011 EBOM US certied foor area dropped 5 percent compared with 2010,international certied foor area more than doubled. So, on both an annualbasis and on a cumulative foor-area basis, LEED EBOM is now the clear certiedfoor area leader. Because existing building projects tend to be quite a bit larger,there are a lot ewer certied projects in EBOM compared with NC.Another actor that increased overall certied foor area this year was thatwe included LEED ND projects, which tend to be quite large. Because thevast majority o certied projects under the ND standard to date are at pre-construction stages, we do not base any environmental savings on ND or do anyorecasting o growth in the standard.  Year o data rom LEED 2009 When last year’s report was released, LEED 2009had been in the market or nearly a year. Based on that data, we had a decentsense o registration trends but there were relatively ew projects that we couldlook at in terms o certied perormance. This year, however we have nearly1,000 LEED 2009 certied projects across the system to evaluate it in terms o environmental perormance and certication trends.As you might expect, there are numerous dierences between projects certiedunder LEED 2009 compared with earlier LEED standards. Not surprisingly, LEED2009 projects going or certication went where the points are: sites, energy,and to a lesser extent, water. Because the 2009 standard refects the most likelystructure o LEED going orward, we see some encouraging movement in thesite- and energy-related environmental perormance and a signicant decreasein CO 2 emissions, as discussed below.  When can successbe considered aailure? Answer: when expectationsare higher than theresult. AlthoughLEED grew lastyear, we wereexpecting more.
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