Green Jobs for Green Building
It's Not Just Buzz
Nationally, the government is hoping to create “millions” of green jobs using stimulus and other funding. Washington State leadership is hoping to create green jobs as well. Governor Gregoire hopes to create 20,000 green-collar jobs by 2010, and proposed House legislation Evergreen Jobs Act (HB2227) would support training and creation of 50,000 new jobs by 2020.
Many of those jobs are expected to be in green building construction or in manufacturing and allied services. Clean Energy Corps, for example, predicts 600,000 new jobs due to the U.S. commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.
O’Brien & Company has been participating in symposia, panels, and even a movie called "Green Building: Jobs of the Future" that connects the green job fervor to green building: