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Green construction builds the economy

Green building will support 7.9 million US jobs and pump $554 billion (£336bn) into the American economy – including $396 billion (£240bn) in wages – over the next four years (2009-2013), according to a new study from the US Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton. The study also determined that green construction spending currently […]
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Older workers can do green jobs on site

There should be quotas of “mature-age” workers introduced on major government building projects in recognition of the gruelling and job threatening effect physical work can have over a working lifetime, the Australian construction union CFMEU has said.  The union says good use could be made of older workers skills in “recycling and sustainability” and other less […]
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