Worldwide, there is a high focus on limiting the use of energy and the U.S. makes no difference from this point of view. For instance, it is said that buildings use almost 40 percent of all energy in the country and corporate real estate buyers are doing their best in order to reduce that percentage. As a consequence, there is an increasing demand for construction of new energy-efficient buildings and redesigning the existing buildings so that they become more eco-friendly.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the green building industry is growing faster than the overall construction sector, contributing to the U.S. economy with more than 2.3 million jobs and $134 billion in labor income this year alone. As the environmental focus gets even more acute, specialists estimate that over the next three years, the number of jobs will go over 3.3 million, which is about one-third of the total amount of jobs in the U.S. construction sector.
The study also anticipates that new constructions will save over $1 billion in energy usage by 2018.
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