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Green Building to Support Nearly 8 Million U.S. Jobs Over Next 4 Years, Study Says



Despite a challenging economic outlook, green building will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and add $554 billion into the American economy – including $396 billion in wages – over the next four years (2009-2013), according to a study from the U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton.


Despite a challenging economic outlook, green building will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and add $554 billion into the American economy – including $396 billion in wages – over the next four years (2009-2013), according to a 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 economic impact of the total green construction market from 2000 to 2008, the study found, contributed $178 billion to U.S. gross domestic product; created or saved 2.4 million direct, indirect and induced jobs; and generated $123 billion in wages.

In addition, energy savings from the total green construction market equaled $1.3 billion from 2000 to 2008, and another $6 billion in savings is anticipated between 2009 and 2013.



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