Construction Industry Accounts for Less Than One Percent of Green House Gas Emissions

April 23, 2009
On Earth Day, AGC announced that the construction industry emits less than one percent of all U.S. green house gas emissions, according to a new analysis of federal environmental data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The newly released data shows the relative efficiency of a construction industry that currently accounts for more than five percent of the U.S. work force and 800,000 small businesses. AGC noted that in addition to curbing emissions, the industry recycles more than any other, including 97.5 percent of structural steel, 65 percent of reinforcement steel and 80 percent of asphalt.  Read AGC's Earth Day press release here, or view coverage by For Construction, USGNN and Building Design and Construction.
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