Thursday, November 01, 2012

Study: Green roofs, walls will soon be a $7.7 billion market

Lux Research reports that "green roofs and green walls, sought to address environmental issues like air pollution, heat-island effect and loss of green spaces in cities, will balloon into a $7.7 billion market in 2017, driven by mandates and incentives by cities across the globe." You can see the entire press release here. Green roofs will be about $7 billion, while green walls will see about $680 million. That's not too shabby for what some deem simply a "green curiosity."

In fact, LM's December issue will feature a Project Portfolio whose centerpiece is a green wall in an indoor space. Rather than a mere curiosity, the installation has become a popular local landmark and meeting place in town.

So now, it's your turn: Are you seeing more requests for green roofs and/or walls for projects? What do you like (or dislike) about installing and maintaining them? —Heather Gooch

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