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REPORT: Energy Efficiency Leads Energy Sector Job Growth

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Sep 16, 2019 9:03:23 AM

Industry now employs 2.3 million Americans; grew 3.4% in 2018

  • 28% of U.S. energy workers are employed by energy efficiency businesses

  • Top 10 States: Calif., Texas, N.Y., Fla., Ill., N.C., Mass., Mich., Ohio, Va.

  • EE employs 2X as many Americans as fossil fuel industries

Energy efficiency is the fastest-growing segment of U.S. energy-sector employment, now employing more than 2.3 million Americans, according to a new analysis from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Energy efficiency workers now account for 28% of all U.S. energy jobs.

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Speedy Prefab

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 27, 2019 9:54:43 AM

Full-sized ‘instant’ homes make their debut at historic Olympic venue.

It took the three medalists in the biathlon at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley a little over 4.5 hours combined to win their medals. That’s also how long it took construction company Plant Prefab to install a 6,000-square-foot prefabricated duplex in the same area.

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It’s All Garbage Now

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 22, 2019 12:52:14 PM

Recycling becomes less ‘right thing to do’ and more ‘what to do?’ for U.S. cities.

Asia’s growing disinterest in American recycled materials is forcing many communities to curtail or discontinue their reusable waste collection and processing programs, because they are too expensive. This, in turn, is giving subcontractors such as roofers, builders and plumbers—and homeowners—a headache as they try to find somewhere other than the landfill to send discards such as scrap wood, nails and plastic wrap. 

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Once-Hot Coal Grows Colder

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 21, 2019 10:45:02 AM

Renewable power continues to extinguish what was America’s top energy source.

The public’s taste for coal continues to sour: Coal consumption in the United States is at its lowest level since 1978, with potential energy production dropping behind renewables for the first time, according to two industry-specific reports.

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