Ain't Easy Going Green: Mitigating Construction Risks

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT) -- A deep recession and lethargic recovery have taken their toll on the U.S. construction industry. But despite the overall sluggishness in the construction sector, the U.S. green building sector has flourished.

Due in large part to federal government funding, green building elements advanced into the building industry mainstream. According to a new study by McGraw-Hill Construction, 35 percent of architects, engineers and contractors report having green jobs, which represents one-third of the industry.

That share is expected to increase over the next three years, with 45...
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