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Study: Demand for Green Home Building and Remodeling on The Rise

The Kansas City (MO) Star (2/21, Hickman, 214K) reports, "According to recently published findings from McGraw-Hill Construction's Green Home Builders and Remodelers Survey, the construction of eco-friendly single-family homes represented an impressive 17 percent -- or $17 billion if you want to put a economic activity-related price tag on it -- of the overall American residential construction market in 2011." This represents "a massive jump from just 2 percent in 2005 and 8 percent in 2008; the number is expected to rise to as high as 38 percent within the next four years and represent a market share of $87 billion to $114 billion."