Nanotechnology Report Advocates Green Building Benefits

According to its latest 116-page "Nanotechnology for Green Building" report from Green Technology Forum, a research and advising firm focused on nanotechnology and biotechnology for growing green businesses, the nanotech industry is at this moment beginning to fulfill its promise of healthful benefits for people and the environment.

"The convergence of nanotechnology and environmentally sensitive 'green building' is here, it's happening now," said Dr. George Elvin, GTF director and author of the report.

The report facilitates the "getting to know you" mission and highlights successful examples with over 250 hyperlinked references to case studies, university research projects, patents, and technologies available for license.

"In one case," Elvin noted, "a company is saving $2.6 million in energy costs and reducing their CO2 emissions by 35 million pounds per year thanks to a single nanotech innovation."

However, Elvin cautions that the nanotech and building sectors have to get to know each other a lot better in order to realize the dramatic benefits awaiting each of them.

"This is a state-of-the-art survey and a forecast," he said. "Its benefit to the nanotech community is that it explores and explains the enormous economic opportunities in green building design, construction, and operation."

Elvin added that those who do not lead may well be led by the demand for more stringent conservation measures. For example, cities like Chicago and Seattle have already adopted stringent green building requirements for new construction and developers must find new ways to meet them.

Additionally, the report presents insights into trends, drivers, and barriers in the field via interviews with leaders in the nanotech arena and presents news of the many nano-enhanced products currently on the market that have been demonstrated to outperform conventional products.

For more information, visit www.greentechforum.net/greenbuild.

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