Economy’s green lining

Economy may get a boost from green technology, though venture-capital investment saw a recent decline.

01/09/2009


According to Environmental Building News (EBN), a publication of BuildingGreen LLC , there is a “green lining” for the design and construction industry in the current economic crisis.

In the January 2009 issue of EBN, managing editor Tristan Roberts analyzes the current outlook for green building and shows how architecture, engineering, and construction firms can succeed financially while maintaining or increasing the environmental benefits of their work.

Read the article: Finding the Green Lining: Surviving and Thriving in an Economic Downturn . (This is a special, limited-time offer to read this story for free. Subscriptions are normally required on this site.)

The Wall Street Journal recently reported , however, that investment in clean technology suffered a steep quarterly decline. Venture-capital investment in clean technology fell 35% in the fourth quarter from the prior quarter amid the economic slowdown, the steepest quarterly drop in two years.





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