Building Clean: Improving Efficiency, Health, and Equity in Housing and Creating Good Jobs
When buildings are designed, built, and maintained to protect the health of people and the environment—and if the manufacturing of building products and materials create good-paying union jobs in the U.S.—then the wellbeing of people and communities will improve, especially for people of color.
Building Clean works to increase the use of building products that are more efficient, less toxic, and manufactured in the U.S. We aim to improve the physical, environmental and economic health of communities and promote a more equitable future for all.
Increase Efficiency: Investments in energy and water efficiency in buildings helps protect our environment and lower utility bills for consumers.
Create Good Jobs: Purchasing building products made by U.S. manufacturers—particularly union manufacturers—supports the creation of high-quality jobs. Dedicating tax dollars towards the purchase of U.S. made building products for building efficiency improvements helps maximize the economic benefits of these investments in communities.
Improve Health and Equity: Invest in the health of residents, workers, and communities through the use of building products that are free from hazardous chemicals. That means building a more equitable society; improving the physical and economic health of marginalized communities by prioritizing the selection of building products that won’t create or exacerbate health conditions for residents; and helping support local economies through the creation of good-paying union jobs.
Visit buildingclean.org to learn more.