Green Builders

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.


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