Study Shows Green Construction Creates Jobs
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a study, performed by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, that estimates the number of jobs that will be created by the green building industry by 2013.According to the study, green buildings were responsible for 2.4 million jobs worth $123 billion in labor earnings from 2000 to 2008. By 2013, the industry will support 7.9 million jobs worth $396 billion in labor earnings.
USGBC also asked Booz Allen Hamilton to calculate how much of the job market LEED buildings support. Between 2000 and 2008, LEED buildings supported 15,000 jobs worth $703 million; by 2013, the LEED building industry will support 230,000 jobs worth $10.7 billion in earnings.
Published December 1, 2009