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Sustainable Building Management may reduce Global Warming and Create Jobs
A recent statement from the energy secretary has provided a glimpse of the next hottest trend in green architecture and building.
At a meeting with Nobel laureate scientists, Steven Chu said changing the color of the rooftops of buildings could help limit the impact of global warming as white color reflects as much as 80 percent of the sun's energy, according to Voice of America.
Chu also cited recent research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California which estimated that painting 63 percent of rooftops white in a hundred large cities in warm areas of the world would have the same effect as taking all cars in the world off the road for 10 years.
These types of studies suggest careers in green architecture as well as business careers in sustainable building management will be in high demand in the years to come as efforts to curb global warming continue.
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.