The green building industry in the US is beating the whole progress altitudes in the construction sector, according to a study by the United States Green Building Council. The green building sector is prospective to make up for over 2.3 million American employment prospects in the coming years. By 2018, the study finds, green construction will account for more than 3.3 million US jobs, more than one-third of the whole US construction sector. This will produce US$ 190.3 billion in labor earnings. The industry’s direct input to US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is also projected to reach US$ 303.5 billion from the 2015 to 2018.
Buildings are liable for a gigantic quantity of global energy usage, resource depletion and greenhouse gas releases. As the call for more viable building choices upsurges, green construction is becoming progressively lucrative and looked-for within the world-wide construction market. In the US only, buildings take up almost 40 per cent of national CO2 emanations and out-consume both the industrial and transportation sectors, but LEED-certified buildings have 34 per cent lesser CO2 emissions, consume 25 per cent lesser energy and 11 per cent lesser water, and have averted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills.
The study reveals that the green building sector, in terms of labor income, contributes over US$ 134.3 billion to working Americans. The study further revealed that the growth rate of the green construction industry has been speedily surpassing that of the conventional construction industry and this inclination is expected to upsurge in the forthcoming years.
The new USGBC analysis also discovers the multi-layered monetary input of green construction to the US economy and individual US states, enumerating the economic influence of green building and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Chief executive officer and founding chair of the USGBC, Rick Fedrizzi said that green building has been creating a substantial impact towards the growth of the construction sector in the country, the unpolluted and effective energy industry, and the overall economy. The study also puts forward that over 2.3 million employees in the US take home US$ 134 billion every year for most measure due to green construction initiatives such as LEED. The call for green construction is assessed to upsurge as businesses, individuals, as well as institutions carry on to pay attention to viable methods in terms of construction, design, and setups.