Friday, November 13, 2009

Study: Green Building Can Provide 8 Million U.S. Jobs in 4 Years

More good news on the promise of Green Economy solutions:

Despite a challenging economic outlook, green building will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and pump $554 billion into the American economy – including $396 billion in wages – over the next four years (2009-2013), according to a new study from the U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton. The study also determined that green construction spending currently supports more than 2 million American jobs and generates more than $100 billion in gross domestic product and wages.

The study also assessed the U.S. Green Building Council’s 19,000-plus member organizations and found that they generate $2.6 trillion in annual revenue, employ approximately 14 million people, come from 29 industry sectors and include 46 Fortune 100 companies.

The full report can be downloaded at

Wait, you mean that the proliferation of green buildings that both help solve global warming and slash our energy bills isn't going to wreck the economy?!  Where did Senator James Inhofe, former VP Dick Cheney, and (fill in the blank in the comments below) go so wrong..?

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:15 PM

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