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Couple uses sustainable materials in design of home

on Thursday,June 30,2011 23:06

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A Los Angeles couple, Frank Pasker and Grit Leipert, are both architects, and recently incorporated water systems that are eco-friendly along with other sustainable products in their home, according to the Miami Herald.

The pair have a cistern within the landscaping that holds 1,500 gallons of water. In addition, they have a solar water heater, photovoltaic panels and gray water system, which provides the home with more energy and power by using sustainable materials.

"With new design elements, architects have to try it out themselves as guinea pigs," Pasker told the news source. "If an architect wants to do something new, he very often has to do it for himself first to have proof that it works. That's a good thing about being an architect. You actually can do it yourself."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment for professionals in the architecture design field is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018. Therefore, those who are interested in becoming architects, and trying designs out themselves, may have the opportunity.

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