Designers receive grant to research sustainable options

on Wednesday,November 10,2010 20:11


In this day and age, it is becoming more important for designers to focus on the sustainability of their products. Environmental concerns have encouraged a number of organizations to donate to research that is dedicated to finding more sustainable options.

Recently, the United College Negro Fund (UCNF) announced that it would donate $240,000 worth of grants to 23 green planning plants to help minority institutions with sustainable designing. UCNF also hopes that the grants encourage these institutions to participate in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. This program is dedicated to making advancements in sustainability and environmental design practices at a rapid pace.

"We are working to build green and adopt energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable practices as quickly as possible," said UCNF Michael Lomax. "One of the most significant benefits of The UNCF Building Green Initiative is that it works to build the knowledge and capacity of minority-serving institutions to create sustainable campus infrastructures."

Architecture jobs are predicted to increase by 16 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

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