A group that represents U.S. building contractors, including more than 1,000 in the Carolinas, is calling on members to adopt climate-friendly practices and to work with government and business to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The 27,000-member Associated General Contractors of America says construction generates only 1 to 2% of man-made greenhouse gases in the U.S. But contractors can help the nation meet its climate reduction goals, said CEO Stephen Sandherr.
“The construction industry is key to any measures needed to make our economy more efficient, less carbon intensive and more resilient,” Sandherr told reporters Tuesday.
“The industry has a clear