Green Building to Create 3 Million Jobs by 2018, Says USGBC
A new report estimates the economic impact of LEED and green construction to date and predicts a trajectory of growth.
The green construction industry will be responsible for 38% of all construction jobs by 2018, according to a report that Booz Allen Hamilton recently prepared for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Its forecasts predict huge increases in green construction spending, rising to the tune of $224.4 billion by 2018 from an estimated $129 billion in 2014. Such growth is expected to have ripple effects, increasing green construction’s impact on:
Published October 5, 2015
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