Where Are the #Green Jobs? Check Aging Buildings New study finds promise in energy retrofit industry

Where Are the #Green Jobs? Check Aging Buildings New study finds promise in energy retrofit industry

Where Are the Green Jobs? Check Aging Buildings July 6, 2011 By Paula Melton The Empire State Building energy retrofit is targeting 38 percent savings compared with its prior energy consumption. Rate this project: Based on what you have seen and read about this project, how would you grade it? Use the stars below to indicate your assessment, five stars being the highest rating. ----- Advertising ----- Remember all those “green-collar jobs” that could “never be out-sourced”? They were an important part of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, but as the Great Recession drags on against the backdrop of political paralysis in Washington D.C., a lot of unemployed people are still waiting for the green jobs to show up. A new study finds solid promise in the energy retrofit industry. According to the analysis, the Better Buildings Initiative introduced by President Obama in February ...

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