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    2013 Rising Giants 101-200: Issues and Trends

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    Trends affecting the nature of each design job come down to one word: sustainability. . .

    • The Rising Giants now employ 701 LEED-certified designers, the most ever, up from 561 last year. That’s 29 percent of all current design staff.
    • Seven out of 10 firms practice sustainability analysis.
    • As a percentage of total fees, green hovers around 30 percent ($87.5 million last year).
    • Each firm specified approximately $56 million in sustainable products last year, up from $40 million in 2011.
    • Green square footage jumped to 52.5 million from 40 million two years ago.


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