The value of green building construction starts were up 50 percent from 2008 to 2010, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s newest report, “Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth.” Additionally, green building represented 25 percent of all new construction activity in 2010, and the green building market size is expected to reach $135 billion by 2015.

Currently, a third of all new non-residential construction is green, representing a $54 billion market. In five years, non-residential green building activity is expected to triple to between $120 - $145 billion in new construction, and $14 - $18 billion in major retrofit and renovation projects.

The report also determined health care construction is expected to grow up to 40 percent; education and office construction are also expected to increase. For details, visit