Construction Association Launches New Initiative To Address Climate Change By Pushing For Construction Of Less Carbon-Intensive Projects

August 3, 2021

Associated General Contractors of America Details Measures Needed to Lead to a More Environmentally Friendly Built Environment, Also Outlines Steps Firms Can Take to Operate More Efficiently

Construction officials outlined a series of steps public officials and the construction industry should take to address the impacts of the built environment on climate change. The new initiative from the Associated General Contractors of America is designed to lessen the carbon footprint of the built environment while also making the process of building projects even more efficient.

“The construction industry is the delivery vehicle for building a greener, more climate friendly future,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Finding a way to ensure that what our members build is more efficient will have a significant impact on climate change.”

Read the full news release here.

Read AGC's Climate Change Task Force Final Report here.

Read the virtual briefing remarks here.

Watch the presentation here

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