How the the recesion affect the future of the buildings industry and green buildings in particular? In the short term, the green will be impacted in a very similar way as all other investments are. In the long term, the building companies will have to revise their strategies. They have to be prepared to offer green buildings for the competitive price.
The reason for saying this is that twenty years ago, a green buildings was just a problem solving exercise for engineers, but in 2020 the experts think green building will be very much the norm.
And they are not talking about individual buildings but about green developments of 5000 and more homes, called eco-towns. The eco-town will be designed to meet sustainability, zero energy technologies and green public transport.