Estimating Jobs From Building Energy Efficiency

Sundquist, E. Estimating Jobs From Building Energy Efficiency. COWS, 2009.

This report, based on joint work by COWS (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and the Powell Center for Construction & Environment (University of Florida), suggests a way to get at least policy-level answers to the question of what kinds of jobs result from investment in building energy efficiency (EE). Program designers, armed with better knowledge of the building stock, energy costs, specific EE measures likely to be supported, and other local data, will be able to provide much more robust estimates as they move toward program implementation.