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Green careers provide services or goods that benefit the environment or support activities such as conserving energy, developing alternative energy, reducing pollution or recycling.

How green jobs are related to green building

In recent years, green careers have represented occupations that are adding tasks or specialties because of the demand for green goods and services, such as construction managers, who may need to learn more about green construction and retrofitting. They also include new occupations that are emerging because of green trends, like chief sustainability officers, and they include fields where the job duties aren’t changing, but the occupation itself will likely grow because of the increased demand for green goods and services.

Green building is made up of real estate leaders, governments, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, educators, innovators and companies working to build healthy, efficient and equitable communities for all.

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Current green building job openings

Browse current green building job openings on careercenter.usgbc.org.