Best Industries 2012: Residential Construction | 5 Trends in Green Homebuilding

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The residential construction industry is making a comeback. According to research firm IBISWorld, the industry will finish out the year with 17.5% profit margins, and analysts predict a 10.2% increase in annualized sales revenue by 2017. One sector that will benefit greatly from this boom is eco-friendly construction materials, as builders become more conscientious of the environment and regulators crack down on building standards. Take a look at the range of business opportunities in this burgeoning sector. --Erin Kim