Volume 14, Issue 1 - October 2013
McGraw Hill Construction (MHC) found in a recent study that sustainability is becoming “business as usual” with more firms increasing environmental investments. In fact, 43 percent of firms dedicate funds to green efforts.
Across the board, all sustainability activities are increasing. For example, recycling is now standard practice, and renewables are increasing, despite the economy, according to the report.
Some of these increases are undoubtedly due to consumer demand: 81 percent of respondents report that the public is expecting environmental awareness from corporate America—up from 66 percent in 2009.
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