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Green Jobs

So what is a green job? writing and studying with a green background

In most cases, a green job is not an entirely new job, but a traditional job that contributes to reducing carbon emissions or pollution or a job that otherwise benefits the environment.  With billions of state and federal dollars going to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects  more people will be needed to assess energy use, retrofit old buildings, build new green buildings and homes, do the research and development of new energy-related products, and manufacture them.

Examples of Green Jobs include:

  • Architects and engineers that build buildings and design buildings that operate at extremely low energy use.
  • People that design, manufacture, and install devices in buildings ranging from high-tech windows to lighting to sensors and controls and electronics.
  • Working towards replacing gas powered vehicles with an entirely new generation of either extremely high efficiency fuel powered vehicles, electric vehicles, perhaps even hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Carpenters, electricians, roofers and others needed to make buildings and homes greener and install renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.
  • Commercial and residential energy auditors.

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Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Communications Office
Last Updated: February 05, 2021