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Green summit to promote eco-friendly architecture

on Wednesday,October 27,2010 20:10

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As global warming becomes a growing concern, the roles of graphic designers and architects around the world will begin to change. The hunt for more green ways of living has fallen into the hands of designers who have the ability to develop more environmentally-friendly structures.

Nearly one-quarter of Americans spend a majority of their day inside of a school building. The Green California Schools Summit, which is slated to convene between December 8 and 10, will take a closer look at eco-friendly school buildings in the region. Attendees will also work to make sure buildings are healthy and promote future generations to go green.

Training sessions will be held to help architects and contractors learn how to make upgrades to old buildings for more sustainability. Summit leaders will also educate attendees on renewable energy and how to manage their finances in order to make modern alterations to dated facilities.

"I've learned so much. I didn't realize the synergy here, the intelligence, the innovation," said former secretary of education, Glenn Thomas, after attending the 2009 event. "It's fantastic."
Architecture jobs are expected to grow by 16 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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