The 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study, released by USGBC and prepared by Booz Allen, finds the green building industry contributes more than $134.3 billion in labor income to working Americans. The study also found that green construction's growth rate is rapidly outpacing that of conventional construction and will continue to rise.
The new USGBC analysis also explores the multifaceted economic contribution of green construction to the U.S. economy and individual U.S. states, quantifying the economic impact of green building and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Christina Kuo, State and Local Campaign Manager for the U.S. Green Building Council, will give an overview of the study and the methodology and the highlights of the impact on Wisconsin's economy.
About Christina Kuo
Christina started her interest in issue advocacy, civic engagement, and electoral campaigns over 13 years ago as a communications and grassroots organizing intern for MARAL Pro-Choice Michigan, the Michigan affiliate to NARAL Pro-Choice America. Since then, she has worked for numerous issue advocacy groups, like Planned Parenthood of Michigan and Common Cause Michigan electoral campaigns. As the Senior Director of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the Michigan Nonprofit Association, she worked with nonprofits of all types and sizes to position civic engagement and advocacy as central to their mission. She was the Michigan deputy political director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. She is currently the State and Local Campaign Manager for the U.S. Green Building Council; where she works with state chapters to develop and implement advocacy campaigns. She has served on the advisory board of APIA Vote Michigan and is currently volunteering with the Taiwanese American Civic Leadership Political Internship Program.
Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Go Blue! She is a licensed attorney in Michigan. She received her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2009. In her free time, she loves to travel, cook, and run, especially with her dog, Huck. She has spent most of her life in Michigan, with 3 year breaks in Taiwan and England. She is an avid social media user and tweets and Instagrams (@christina_kuo) regularly about her passions, food, travel, politics, and Huck.