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Kevin doyle gcc 2017 green infrastructure

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Presentation at 9th Massachusetts Green Careers Conference on October 5, 2017

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Kevin doyle gcc 2017 green infrastructure

  1. 1. LET’S START WITH A BRIEF VIDEO.
 JUST 3 MINUTES. REALLY. BACK SOON…
  2. 2. DEFINING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
  3. 3. GI INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION Focal Occupations > NatureWORKS identified 30 occupations involved in GI installation, maintenance, and inspection, which included: – Construction – Landscaping and Grounds keeping – Urban Forestry – Tree Care – Ecological Restoration – Wastewater Percent GI Involvement Source: JFF Survey of Contractors (2016).
  4. 4. MAPPING SELECT INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, INSPECTION GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS TO SOC CODES SOC Occupation Title Total Urban Green Infrastructure % 1st line supervisors of landscaping/lawn/grounds keeping 103,450 15,517 15 Tree trimmers and pruners 40,160 28,112 70 Landscaping and grounds keeping workers 895,600 89,560 10 Laborers in farms, nurseries, greenhouses (minus farms) 49,390 12,347 25 Forest and conservation workers 14,000 3,500 25 Excavating and loading machine operators 49,880 4,988 10 Roofers 123,400 6,170 5 Helpers – Roofers 10,810 540 5 Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 27,080 4,062 15 Helpers: pipe layers, pipefitters, etc. 55,530 5,553 10 Operating engineers & construct. equip. operators 355,140 17,757 5 Water/liquid waste treatment plant & systems operators 114,770 11,477 10 Pavement, surfacing, tamping equipment operators 53,110 5,311 10 Segmental pavers 1,240 124 10 Cement masons and concrete finishers 163,360 16,336 10 Construction laborers 887,580 17,751 2 Total Urban GI Installation, Maintenance, Inspection Jobs 2,944,500 239,105
  5. 5. NATIONWIDE PROJECTED GROWTH FOR 
 GI-IMI OCCUPATIONS, 2015–2020

  6. 6. EMPLOYERS REPORTED NEED FOR GI-IMI SKILL UPGRADES
  7. 7. EMPLOYERS REPORTED DIFFICULTY HIRING
  8. 8. A Glance at a Segment of the MA Green Infrastructure Economy Greenhouse, Nursery and Other Horticultural Labor (2014) Number of Operations: 396 Total payroll $42,000,000 Workers 3,302

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