Welcome to the Clean Jobs Index. This is a source for updated, objective information
on jobs in the U.S. clean economy sector.
Quick Fact Sheet
Clean Jobs Infographic - updated for 4th quarter 2013!
The Clean Jobs Index is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive and objective database that provides information, via interactive maps, on clean jobs and other sustainability factors that affect the U.S. Some of these factors include: renewable energy consumption, state incentives, LEED projects, air quality and alternative fueling stations.
Classification of Clean Jobs
Ecotech uses data from the U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), to determine which jobs would qualify for the Index. Ecotech is using all jobs that BLS classifies as green. According to BLS, these jobs are either: (1) jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources, or (2) jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources (http://www.bls.gov/green/).
Sources of Data
Jobs data comes from Burning Glass, whose patented job aggregation technology searches for job listings from more than 17,000 sources. LEED project data comes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Other data sources include the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE).
Learn more about how we convert this data into the Clean Jobs Index.
Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on renewable and energy education, initiated and produced the Index. Ecotech will update the jobs data as fresh data is available, with comprehensive updates every quarter. Steven B. McKinney, Ph.D., and the staff of Spatial Information & Computer Systems (SICS) codes the data.
Who Will Find the Index Helpful?
People looking for jobs, information on moving to another state, how states compare when it comes to sustainability, how clean policies affect clean jobs and how to live healthier and happier.