12/17/2010

Economists Discuss "Green Construction" With Eye to Future Research

The US-American Construction Economics Research Network heard presentations
that defined "green construction" and examined its impact on the construction
labor force and on construction safety and health at the annual meeting of the
Center for Construction Research and Training in October. Representatives from
the U.S. Green Building Council, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department
of Labor, and four labor and joint labor-management organizations presented
their current activities and programs to nearly 40 participants. Presentations
elicited discussions on the LEED system, government initiatives and their
limits, associated hazards of green construction, and the need for jobs/career
opportunities and worker training.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)