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USGBC Releases 2015 Economic Impact Report

A market study report prepared by management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton found that the green building sector is poised to continue its rapid rate of growth through 2018. By that year, green construction will have contributed 1.1 million jobs to the U.S. economy, with LEED responsible for 386,000 of that number. Annual green construction spending is projected to grow over 15% year over year. And, LEED residential construction is projected to grow 30% year over year. Texas is projected to be one of the largest contributors to green construction growth over the next three years, contributing $107 billion to GDP and adding 1.3 million jobs. Download the report to read more about the green construction sector’s significant contribution to U.S. GDP, job rate, and labor earnings.