The market for green building materials is expected to rise to $86.6 billion by 2017, according to a report from The Freedonia Group. "Green building products such as recycled concrete, ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems, and permeable pavement are forecast to see substantial gains through 2017," the report states. "Recycled concrete will see rising use, as concrete made with fly ash and other additives features superior performance properties and is less costly than concrete made solely from cement and aggregates."

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