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Lucid and Urjanet reveal Survey Findings: Sustainability in the Age of Trump

Lucid and Urjanet have announced the results of a 2017 Sustainability Outlook Survey. While it is clear the new administration’s view on sustainability and climate change is very different than that of the Obama Administration, overall results are positive. In our summary report, “Sustainability in the Era of Trump”, we found the commitment to sensible energy use, conservation and sustainability as a profession are cemented in the business practices and attitudes of sustainability professionals, building managers, and owners across the U.S.

Here are some of the most interesting results of the survey.

• 73% of survey respondents say sustainability will remain a priority in 2017
• 21% state that they will increase sustainability efforts in 2017
• Energy use is a cornerstone of sustainability efforts, with 85% of respondents citing it as a key focus of sustainability efforts
• 51% cite water consumption as a key focus

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be nearly a quarter million new jobs in corporate sustainability by 2018. What’s more, there are currently over 2 million U.S. jobs related to green building.

The results of our survey, combined with a myriad of statistics and facts available on sustainability and energy conservation, indicate that sustainability is alive and well–regardless of attitudes and policies at the federal level. As states, municipalities, organizations, corporations, professionals and citizens remain focused on saving energy and saving the earth from the effects of climate change, it seems that sustainability will continue to be a key factor in building, operating and using buildings.

Get the full Sustainability in the Era of Trump Report here and join us April 20th, to discuss the results in further detail. Register here.

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