Rebuilding Our Way to a Sustainable Recovery: Making Commercial Building Retrofit Jobs into Quality Jobs for Our Communities

Jul 01, 2012
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This paper provides some background on the opportunities created by widespread retrofitting in the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry and the innovative policies that municipalities have implemented to give building owners incentives to upgrade their properties. At the same time we highlight examples of measures lawmakers have taken to make these quality jobs. Our hope is that others will follow these models to help assure that "green" buildings sustain not just the environment, but also those who work on and in them.