Friday, February 26, 2010

New Study Shows Green Building Gives Boost to U.S. Economy Through Jobs

According to a recent study from the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) and Booz Allen Hamilton, green building activities will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and push $554 billion into the American economy, including $396 billion in wages, into 2013.

Additionally, the study finds that green construction spending currently supports more than 2 million American jobs and generates more than $100 billion in gross domestic product and wages.

“Our goal is for the phrase ‘green building’ to become obsolete, by making all building and retrofits green – and transforming every job in our industry into a green job,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the USGBC.

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