Two months into the new decade, the construction industry is as busy as ever. Within this booming industry, teams are seeing increasingly more projects going green.

According to Dodge Data and Analytics’ “World Green Building and Construction Trends 2018” SmartMarket report, nearly 60% of projects will incorporate green construction elements by 2021.

Many of these projects will also pursue third-party green building certifications, which provide external validation of project teams’ sustainability efforts. Historically, this has been dominated by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), but there are now more rating systems, including WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge and Green Globes.

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