July 3, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Green technologies and practices, August 2011

Percent of establishments reporting green technologies and practices, by type of technology or practice, August 2011
Type of green technology or practice Percent of establishments

No green technologies or practices

25.5

At least one green technology or practice

74.5

Improve energy efficiency within the establishment

57.4

Reduce or eliminate the creation of waste materials

54.9

Conserve natural resources (excluding use of recycled inputs in production processes)

19.4

Reduce the creation or release of pollutants or toxic compounds, or remove pollutants or hazardous waste from the environment

13.0

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through methods other than renewable energy generation and energy efficiency

12.6

Generate electricity, heat, or fuel from renewable sources primarily for use within the establishment

2.3

Note: Because establishments can report more than one green technology or practice, the percent of establishments reporting specific green technologies and practices do not sum to the total percent.

These data are featured in the TED article, Green technologies and practices, August 2011.

 

Percent of total GTP employment, by major occupational group, August 2011
Occupational category Percent of GTP employment

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

14.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair

12.1

Construction and extraction

9.3

Production

7.1

Transportation and material moving

7.0

Architecture and engineering

6.2

Management

5.0

Life, physical, and social science

3.7

Office and administrative support

3.7

Sales and related

3.5

Food preparation

3.1

Business and financial operations

2.9

Healthcare practitioners and technical

2.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry

2.0

Computer and mathematical

1.0

Personal care and service

0.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

0.1

Education, training, and library

Less than 0.05 percent

These data are featured in the TED article, Green technologies and practices, August 2011.

 

 

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