The U.S. Green Building Council ranked Maryland 7th nationwide for the number of green building projects in the state in 2016. Since the ranking was created in 2010, Maryland has been among the top green building states, hitting as high as 3rd in the nation in 2014.
Office Construction Continues Upward Surge in 2017
Along with Marriott’s new headquarters in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, office construction starts nationwide continue to rise nationwide, according to Construction Dive, citing a report by Dodge Data & Analytics. DDA’s 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook predicts office construction starts in 2017 will increase by 10 percent more over 2016, which finished 9 percent higher than 2015. For 2017, that means 10 million more square feet of new office space than in 2016. http://www.constructiondive.com/news/why-2017-will-be-the-year-of-office-construction/434556/
Trump Administration Cites Purple Line Among Infrastructure Priorities
The 16-mile light rail from Bethesda to New Carrollton is on President Trump’s priority list of 50 infrastructure projects nationwide, for which his administration is seeking public-private partnerships. Also on the list is the expansion and rehab of Union Station in Washington, DC and the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Virginia. The White House is requesting input from governors.