Green Construction Careers Programs: A Model for Workers, Communities, the Environment and a Better Construction Industry

September 2011
Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D.

This report shows that local governments have found success by adopting Green Construction Careers Programs to build greener cities and create high quality jobs for local residents. By prioritizing green technology and using aggressive job standards these programs offer solutions to some of our greatest challenges: How do we rebuild the middle class and put people to work? How do we protect our environment? And how do we revitalize the construction industry?