According to BeaumontEnterprise.com, Houston-based Sustainable Energy Properties, Inc. is currently planning a massive overhaul of the Bolivar peninsula.
Devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008, the natural barrier between Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico is an ideal plot from green development. Sustainable Energy Properties will build 160 fully green homes, as well as a sustainable water disposal and power generation plant.
“On our team of scientists, all of us have one thing in common: We’re concerned with the legacy we leave behind,” Sustainable Energy Properties’ chairman and CEO Scott Jarnagin tells Beaumont Enterprise.
Jarnagin and his scientists aren’t the only ones concerned about our impact on the planet. In 2010 green construction was valued at $71 billion, accounting for 25 percent of all projects, according to McGraw-Hill’s ‘Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth.’ By 2015, the industry is projected to be worth $135 billion.