The findings are drawn from a McGraw-Hill Construction survey of firms across 62 countries around the world. Firms include architects, engineers, contractors, consultants and building owners. The sample was drawn from firm members of the World Green Building Council in 62 countries, other global industry associations, and the ENR Top Lists. Of the respondents, 92 percent are members of Green Building Councils around the world. The results include a feature of 9 countries around the world with sufficient sample for statistical analysis. The study expands and contrasts against McGraw-Hill Construction's 2008 Global Green SmartMarket Report study. Given the survey sample source, McGraw-Hill Construction compared the sample against a non-GBC member audience, which was comparable in terms of involvement in green and planned activity. Further, the U.S. sample was consistent with McGraw-Hill Construction's extensive analysis of the U.S. construction market through its Dodge project data.
The study was produced in partnership with United Technologies with support from the World Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. Other research association partners include the Chartered Institute of Buildings, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (Federation Internationale Des Ingenieurs-Conseils), Association for Consultancy and Engineering, Conseil International du Batiment (International Council for Building), Architect's Council of
, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. A separate survey of global manufacturing firms was also conducted.
The results of the study will be presented today in
at the International Summit at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo at the Moscone Center -- West Building, with remarks by Geraud Darnis, president & CEO United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security at
noon pacific time
and presentation by
4:15 p.m. pacific time
. The study will also be discussed at a panel from
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. pacific time
Wednesday, Nov. 14
, at the McGraw-Hill Construction Booth #3539 in the Moscone Center -- North Building Exhibit Hall. The panel will feature executives from McGraw-Hill Construction, United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security, World Green Building Council and U.S. Green Building Council.
For more key findings from the 2012 World Green Buildings Study, visit
. The full report containing these and other study results will be published as part of McGraw-Hill Construction's SmartMarket Report series, with global release anticipated in the first quarter of 2013.
About McGraw-Hill Construction:
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Architectural Record, GreenSource,
Engineering News-Record --
create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics. To learn more, visit
About The McGraw-Hill Companies
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September 12, 2011
, its intention to separate into two companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power and Associates and Platts, a leader in commodities information. With sales of
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About United Technologies
United Technologies Corp., based in
, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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