Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Green careers in building and landscaping /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schwartz, Jill C.
Publisher Peterson's,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 464592116
ISBN 9780768929119; 0768929113
Subjects Sustainable architecture--Vocational guidance. ; Sustainable buildings--Design and construction. ; Ecological landscape design--Vocational guidance. ; College choice.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  NA2542.36.G742 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/15/2020
Collation x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The indispensable guide for students and career changers"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes
Essays on the importance of sustainability. Teaching the concepts of green building to all students: a call to action / Julia Feder, Amy Seif Hattan, and Ashka Naik ; Form, function, and those within / Jennifer Berry, and Deborah J Hanson ; Sustainability: a paradigm, not a practice / Robert Fleming ; Triple bottom line of sustainability / Alyce Engle -- pt. 1: Professional and skilled jobs. Building design and construction jobs ; Installation, operations, and energy-efficiency jobs ; Commercial, industrial, and residential design jobs ; Landscaping, ground keeping, and turf care jobs ; Jobs in policy, analysis, advocacy, and regulatory affairs -- pt. 2: Colleges and union organizations with great green programs. 25 four-year schools with great green programs ; 25 two-year colleges with great green programs ; Union training programs for green jobs -- pt. 3: Workforce training ; State and federal workforce training -- pt. 4: Appendixes. Appendix A: Building and landscaping jobs by industry ; Appendix B: Green job boards ; Appendix C: Green your vocabulary for a sustainable future ; Appendix D: Green features in this guide. From the publisher: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), millions of dollars have been allocated to improve energy efficiency in building construction. ARRA's substantial federal investments in building and retrofitting are likely to become a major source of revenue for suppliers of "green" products and services: For example, under ARRA, the government has authorized $4.5 billion alone for "greening" federal buildings. Clearly, building and large-scale landscaping businesses that invest in sustainable practices are poised for great success-and with success comes the need to increase the workforce. Peterson's Green Careers in Building and Landscaping is your one-stop resource for entry into the burgeoning green building sector.