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Green Materials to Hit $80B by 2013

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We’ve heard that the value of green construction starts could reach $140 billion by 2013, but what about the market for green building materials?  Thanks to a report by the Freedonia Group, Inc., we have some numbers to look at.  According to the Green Building Materials to 2013 report released in February 2009, U.S. demand for green building products is expected to reach $80 billion by 2013.  The market is currently at $57 billion, representing a whopping average 7.2% annual increase over the next five years.

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Why Articles Have Been Delayed …

Things have been a little slow this week, but it's all for a good reason.  Jetson Green just welcomed a new little blogger in training on March 3, 2009.  Miles Bunker Koerner.  Thanks for your patience, we'll be back up and running shortly. 

GreenBox Eco-friendly Materials Annual Subscription Service

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Ecolect, a website that helps designers, architects, and builders discover eco-friendly material alternatives, has launched an interesting service called GreenBox.  GreenBox is an annual subscription of green material samples that's shipped right to your door every three months.  Each GreenBox delivery includes 8-12 material samples, material information, sustainability specs, performance overview, cost profiles, and distributor information.  And it's all neatly designed to hang on the wall or cubicle or any other place you have in mind. 

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