Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets, provider of worldwide market research and data, reports the Global Green Building Material market will grow 17.9 percent 2012-2016, especially as more governments become increasingly involved in promoting energy efficiency. MHProNews has learned it is estimated buildings now account for 40 percent of global energy consumption. The U. S. government now offers a $1.80 per square foot tax reduction for using green materials and techniques that can lower energy consumption by as much as 50 percent, as reported by heraldonline.com. Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI) is included on the list of vendors currently involved in the green initiative. UFPI is a component supplier to the manufactured housing industry.
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