Can Green Infrastructure Boost Job Creation?

Speed Of Change And Growth Is At A Snail’s Pace

We must move toward recovery faster than what we are currently cruising at. Coming together to build an economy that works for all American families, change is truly necessary. How do we reverse the economic decline that is so visible and palpable to American families? One way may be green infrastructures. Green infrastructure is actually “hybrid infrastructure” that is more resource efficient, adaptable and sustainable.

It is vital to end what doesn’t work in our society and actually jumpstart what does work to help the United States. Investments for research and development can seem blasé, while taking actual ownership of the process of building green seem to be riddled with more stop gaps than a home with poor electrical wiring. Supplying innovative urban services that open the door to more flexible, diverse and integrated approaches will demand changes such as conveyance of an infrastructure that reflects reformation and reinvention. It is important not to undervalue the extent of change now underway. Automobiles, electricity or concrete could transform cities, but so could green infrastructures.

Green infrastructural projects that focus on building sustainable cities would help define how much the U.S. wants to progress from fossil fuels to clean energy, from systems and buildings that are less diverse and serviceable to green infrastructure with a diminished ecological footprint over its enterprise life cycle, with environmental benefits of efficiency, innovation and improvements, biodiversity and productivity, renewal and synergy and others.

Job Creation: What Does It Take To Get It Done?

A good start would probably be to not allow a job to become lost to cheaper cost economies; there is no job gain that way. Maybe staying the course with climate measures and not allowing it to wait in line. The climate change bill should have become the jobs bill. Senator Ben Cardin, (D-Md) had seemed to think that the climate change bill could serve as the jobs bill by providing incentives for Americans and businesses to invest in green technologies.

To imagine a consortia of firms engaging in design, building, owning, operating and transferring systems in accordance with widespread, goal-based requirements is different from more traditional general contracting. Maybe flexible and market driven businesses focused on a broad range of customer needs could help spur on-site demand for resources per household that decreases, and as the utility of both homes and offices change, to become more efficient. A design offering a service ‘package’ of gas, electricity, water, cable, insurance, telephone, appliances and sewage from one provider could become an aspect of green infrastructures.

Also, to catapult the U.S. toward a green infrastructure, creation of more competitions among conglomerates, small companies, even individuals would probably require people to be hired to test, validate and scale strategies to improve not only the environment, but create solid job growth.