Green Builders

Builders Check Installation of Solar Panels

Green builders build commercial and residential structures that have less impact on the environment and on human health than typical constructions. The buildings they help create use energy, water, and other resources efficiently and reduce waste, pollution, and environmental degradation. Depending on their job role, green builders plan, direct, coordinate, and/or budget construction and maintenance projects.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Construction Managers, Constructors, General Contractors, Project Engineers, Project Managers
Duties Oversee the planning and building of residential, commercial, and industrial projects using environmentally friendly, or green, building techniques
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Several years of experience in the green construction industry necessary
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Realistic
  • Technical
  • Building/Trades
  • Business Management
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Green Construction Executive, or Independent Contractor, or Professor
  • Experienced Green Builder
  • Assistant Green Builder or Trainee