A construction industry professional with nearly three decades of experience, Tony Persichilli serves as chief executive officer of Green Mountain Builders, where he oversees remodeling and new construction projects for customers throughout Ft. Meyers, Florida, and surrounding communities. To better serve his clients, Tony Persichilli works to stay up to date with the latest construction trends. He is particularly interested in eco-friendly building techniques.
A recent study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics found that construction companies in the United States are increasing their involvement in the green building industry significantly. As more and more people worldwide strive to reduce their carbon footprint, green building practices are becoming popular, and the construction industry is responding by joining the growing movement.
According to the Dodge Data & Analytics report, which included data from 1,000 construction professionals in 60 countries, green building activities around the world will double in the next few years. Study respondents from the US forecasted that over 60 percent of their construction activities will be green by 2018.
US respondents said that the largest percentage of these new green-oriented projects will involve new construction of institutional structures such as schools and hospitals and green improvements to existing commercial spaces such as office and retail buildings. Green construction is also on the rise in other parts of the world, most notably in developing countries including Brazil, China, and Saudi Arabia.