Job growth increases as companies focus on energy efficiency
Efficient use of energy resources is a necessary component of responsible economic growth. Real estate policy and best management practices have promoted energy efficiency not only to achieve better building performance, but these improvements have created construction jobs. The majority of employees in energy efficient-related jobs work at construction firms - installing high efficiency equipment of performing energy-saving services.
Over 1.37 million people work in jobs related to energy efficiency in the construction sector. Because 88% of the U.S. buildings were constructed before the development of modern energy efficiency codes and standards, there is significant room to improve the efficiency of our existing infrastructure, thereby increasing the need for skilled talent in this area. To understand how energy and real estate are related, visit the Real Estate Roundtable website.