The United States expects a surge in green building over the next few years, suggests the Green Building Trends Study, by Dodge Data &Analytics, a construction data and analytics company.
The study suggests the United States also leads globally for companies expecting to construct new green institutional projects and or retrofit existing buildings.
The Dodge Data study, conducted with support from United Technologies Corp. and its UTC Climate, Controls &Security business, drew responses from more than 1,000 building professionals in 60 countries.
Saint-Gobain, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Regenerative Network, lent additional support.
More than 60 percent of companies polled in the study said their projects would be green-oriented. That number started out at 24 percent in 2015 and increased to 39 percent in 2018, according to their responses.
U.S. companies with a low percentage of green projects planned — fewer than 15 percent of their total output — fell from 41 percent in 2015 to 27 percent in 2018.
“The strong U.S. industry for green building projects is clearly an opportunity for U.S. firms, but so is the rapid rise of green in many of the developing countries,” said Stephen Jones, Dodge Data &Analytics’ senior director of industry Insights,. “Expertise from experienced green designers, builders and manufacturers from the U.S. is likely to be essential to support the aggressive green building expectations revealed by the study respondents.”
The survey found green building and retrofits intensifying in the United States and in developing regions such as Brazil and China.
The U.S. leads in expected work on new green institutional buildings. The global average is 38 percent; it’s 46 percent for U.S. companies. Forty-three percent of U.S. companies reported planned green retrofits of building compared with 37 percent of foreign companies.
Seventy-six percent of U.S. respondents called reducing energy consumption an imperative.
Germany, Poland and Singapore ranked this at the same level of importance as the United States.
Local developer transforms aging space
A Las Vegas-based developer has completed phase one of its project to transform a once aging office complex into a marketable retailer center.
City Sunstone Properties recently finished the first of three phases on its $8 million Galleria Marketplace at 1540 Sunset Drive in Henderson.
The marketplace expects several tenants in the next month: PT’s Gold is expected to take 4,571 square feet in April; Las Pupusas will move from its location at Stephanie Street and Sunset Drive in Henderson to the complex, taking 2,164 square feet.
The project is pegged to create 150 construction jobs and 28 permanent positions. City Sunstone is currently developing projects in the valley and also has recently purchased a retail center in Arizona.
Nevada Contractors Association president stays for another term
DC Building Group President Bryce Clutts was recently named president of the Nevada Contractors Association — formerly called Associate General Contactors of Las Vegas.
This is the second consecutive term as president for Clutts, the youngest president and the first to serve consecutively. He’ll serve through December.
“I’m honored to be asked by my peers to serve as their president for another year and help lead the association into its next chapter,” Clutts said.
Clutts has helped to diversify DC Building Group’s portfolio to include hospitality, restaurant, retail, religious and nonprofit, industrial and office projects across the country. He has helped guide the Nevada Contractors Association’s government affairs.
Local contractor wins multiple awards from national association
Helix Electric, a San Diego-based company, won multiple awards for its work around the Las Vegas Valley.
The company took home several awards for its work at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 26th annual Excellence in Construction awards in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The ceremony honored 105 projects worth $2.8 billion.
Helix won four separate recognitions for its work with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Asurion LLC, and other organizations, including one in California.
The company, started in 1985, has offices in Las Vegas, Northern and Southern California, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.