Global share of green building projects by key country 2015

This statistic represents the share of green building project activity worldwide in 2015, based on select countries. During this year, 37 percent of India's building project activity was based on green buildings.

Green building project worldwide – additional information

Green building is an emerging trend around the world as an opportunity to use resources efficiently to address climate change while creating more productive environments for people to live and work in. The implementation of these environmentally responsible buildings, however, varies widely by country and region, including the obstacles impacting the pace of growth and the degree of benefits for the companies and the areas. In 2015, more than half of firms worldwide claimed that they planned for more than 60 percent of their work to be green, up from 28 percent of firms in 2012.

In 2015, South Africa had the highest level of green building project activity. India and Singapore positioned themselves as the second and third largest green building industries in the world, with Mexico and Germany trailing behind. More developers around the globe are becoming more mindful of the economic benefits brought about by green building projects, among which, decreased operating costs in the long run gained the most credibility. Other expected benefits from new green buildings are increased building value and increased asset value. Leading drivers of green building growth worldwide has changed in the past 8 years. In 2008, most green building growth was triggered by the thought of it being the right thing to do. In 2015, client demand and environmental demand led to 40 and 35 percent of green building growth, respectively.

Percentage of green building project activity globally in 2015, by select country

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February 2016



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