Green Building Up 30%

As the residential construction industry plummets, the green building sector continues its strong performance.  As I posted a few weeks ago, this was evidenced by the outstanding turnout at the Greenbuild Expo.  Further backing up the trend is this new article from (thanks for the info Fred)

What does this mean for the economy?  Optimism can again show its face.  Green construction means not only more jobs staying at home in the U.S but it also leads to significant energy savings to the retailers who are on the band wagon.

Most of all it shows that people are still willing to pay top dollar up front if it will mean savings down the road.