Eco-friendly housing accounted for $17 billion, or 17%, of the total residential construction sector in 2011, up from 8% of the market in 2008, according to findings by McGraw-Hill Construction. McGraw-Hill surveyed green builders and remodelers and found that rising energy costs and the perceived higher quality of green homes led to the increase. The company expects the green housing market to grow to between $87 billion and $114 billion by 2014.

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