Creating Jobs through Energy Efficiency

BBI analysisA new study sponsored by the USGBC, the Real Estate Roundtable and the National Resources Defense Council asserts that 114,000 new jobs would be created by the White House’s Better Buildings Initiative.

According to the press release, most of these would be created due to the Initiative’s tax deduction for energy efficiency upgrades. Of course energy efficiency upgrades spur economic activity in two ways. They create jobs during the renovation phase, and keep more money in the hands of homeowners and businesses. So we can understand why the report sees so much promise in the energy efficiency upgrades.

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