new construction jobs net zero

350,000 new construction jobs needed to hit net zero target

An estimated 350,000 new construction jobs must be created by 2028 to keep the government’s commitment to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 on track, according to a new report.

The Building Skills for Net Zero report, released by the Construction Industry Training Board, details the need for a new wave of green building experts to help in the effort to reduce carbon emissions.

One crucial element of achieving net zero will be reducing carbon emissions from existing buildings. This will require retrofit work on up to 27 million domestic and 2 million non-domestic buildings.

By 2028, additional decarbonisation work will have created the demand for 86,000 construction project managers, 33,000 building envelope specialists and 59,000 plumbers and HVAC specialists.

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