2015 Outlook: Green Construction


Environmental construction is more than a trend, it’s becoming the new norm. According to a study by McGraw-Hill in 2013, 53% of construction firms in the US expect at least 60% of their work to be green in 2015.

This timely, exciting, and burgeoning market is set to take off in coming years as the demand for environmentally conscious building intensifies.

Need proof? In 2011, there were 100,000 new jobs in green construction, a nearly 25% increase in green jobs over the span of a single year. This kind of data is always slow to make it through the analysis phase and onto the internet but if historical data is any indicator, we can expect some very exciting projections to come

So what does a green construction professional do? They build structures while adhering to special criteria.

According to the BLS, Green Construction Jobs are:

  1. Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
  2. Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.

Want to learn how to become green-certified? A little Googling is a great place to start!

Try these sources to get your feet wet: eHow, National Association of Home Builders, US Green Building Council

With our culture rapidly shifting toward environmental friendliness in new ways, Earnest may just be the perfect place to help your green career blossom!


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