Retrofitting state-owned buildings could help create over 6,500 jobs

Retrofitting buildings owned by the state to make them more energy-efficient could potentially help create more than 6,500 new jobs, according to an industry expert.

19th May, 2012

Retrofitting buildings owned by the state to make them more energy-efficient could provide the catalyst for the creation of over 6,500 new jobs, according to an industry expert.

Barry O'Flynn, head of cleantech and sustainability at Ernst & Young Ireland, said the government had a "unique opportunity" to create jobs and reduce energy costs and emissions.

Ernst & Young is currently advising local authorities in London and Manchester on retrofitting their building stock. It is also...

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