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Nevada's Rob Ridge, City Center developments repower America
Nevada may have been hit hard by the housing market crisis, but business career opportunities were evident when Senator Harry Reid hosted a green forum in the state earlier this month.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the discussion on green power, which featured former President Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore, was followed by a tour during which several dignitaries had a chance to see some of Southern Nevada's newest environmentally friendly developments.
One of them is CityCenter, a development project in Las Vegas, designed to give a sustainable makeover to the world-famous Strip.
The guests also visited Rob's Ridge Solar Project, a development along State Route 159, whose two solar-powered emergency stations produce electricity for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
"We have seen the state begin to rally and repower America, and repower itself through this recession," said Van Jones, special adviser to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, quoted by the news source.
"We're building the future now," he added.
Those who would like to take advantage of the promises of sustainable design may consider enrolling in a masters program in green architecture.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for architects will grow dynamically at approximately 18 percent during 2006-16, and salaries for this occupation can exceed $104,970.
Architects with the knowledge of experience in green design can expect to command higher wages.