According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), more of the nation's apartments and condos are going green as multifamily builders and developers respond to growing consumer interest in sustainable building practices.
percent of the survey’s respondents said that buyers and renters are willing to
pay more for green amenities, the median additional amount they are willing to
pay is only about two percent.
and condos are inherently green, because they offer more compact development to
begin with," says Steve Patterson, chairman of NAHB's Multifamily
Leadership Board and an apartment and condo developer from Orlando, FL.
"With today's heightened consumer interest in green, multifamily builders
are embracing more green and recyclable products, and are more willing to
invest in energy efficiency."
information on this survey, visit www.nahb.com.
New NAHB survey: ‘green' use on the rise by developers, contractors
August 26, 2008