The Green Impact

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), green building construction currently outpaces general construction and will continue to do so through 2018. The future of the green industry is expected to reach across the U.S. economy with significant environmental and social benefits. 

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$29.8 billion

Amount LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) will directly CONTRIBUTE TO GDP by 2018

2 million

Number of WORKERS the green building industry supported in 2014. In comparison: 

  • 1.9 million: number of workers the American motion picture, home video, and television industry supports

  • 185,000: number of workers freight railroads employed in 2014

  • 146,000: number of workers computer and video game companies directly and indirectly employ

1.1 million

Number of JOBS GREEN CONSTRUCTION will directly contribute by 2018

386,000

Number of JOBS LEED will directly contribute by 2018

$75.6 billion

WAGES GREEN CONSTRUCTION will directly contribute by 2018

$26.2 billion

In WAGES LEED is forecasted to directly account for by 2018

$934 million

The median direct contribution to STATE ECONOMIES IN 2015 

$1.3 billion

The median direct contribution to STATE ECONOMIES IN 2018 

FROM 2015-2018, LEED-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS are estimated to account for up to:

  • $1.2 billion in ENERGY SAVINGS 

  • $149.5 million in WATER SAVINGS

  • $715.3 million in MAINTENANCE SAVINGS 

  • $54.2 million in WASTE SAVINGS 

Source: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, City of Boston