General contractors are going green! Many of them are constructing buildings that are environmentally friendly. Contractors who know how to work on these new, green buildings are in high demand. Does this sound like a career you would enjoy? Look inside to learn more about green general contractors and how they work toward a sustainable future.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 It's Not Easy Being Greensburg 4
Chapter 2 What A Green General Contractor Does 10
Chapter 3 How Does A Contractor Go Green? 16
Chapter 4 A Green Future 22
Some Well-Known Green Construction Organizations 29
For More Information 31
About The Author 32