Green Buildings Movement Gathers Momentum in U.S.

Homes and buildings account for more than 40% of U.S. energy use, making them a primary conservation opportunity. And that’s just what’s happening, as the nation’s “green buildings” movement gathers momentum. In a special edition, Platts Energy Week will closely examine green buildings, starting with a new McGraw Hill Construction report, “Green Retail and Hospitality.” Harvey Bernstein, McGraw Hill Construction’s vice president for industry insights and alliances, will discuss with program host Bill Loveless the major energy-savings gains among stores, restaurants and hotels.