The United States can save $1.2 trillion by 2010 if we invest in green buildings.

It’s official.  The United States CAN save $1.2 trillion in savings by 2020 by “investing in energy efficient buildings”, according to a new study from McKinsey & Co. report.  This new report called, “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy,” reports that 900,000 new jobs could be created and 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas could be reduced annually.Green building

The catch is about $50 billion a year needs to be green buildings over the next ten years.   However, the report adds that if we actually do what they recommend, we are talking about a 23 percent drop in energy consumption.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) reports that the USGBC estimates that this reduction is the equivalent of “taking the entire U.S. fleet of passenger cars and light trucks, more than 200 million vehicles, off the road.”

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