Photo: One of Canada's greenest buildings is the Centre for Sustainable Development in Montreal, Quebec
Like the idea of helping to create the next generation of sustainable buildings? Don't want to invest years in university, training to become a licensed architect?
A career in green building design and drafting could be a perfect fit.
Green building design focuses on creating safe, functional structures that have minimal impact on the environment. The aim is to produce buildings that satisfy human needs and respect the surrounding ecosystem.
But what does that mean in practice? What makes a building "green"?
How is a green building drafter different from a regular draftsperson? And what kind of training do you need to get into this field?
All those answers are in this post. And by the end, you'll be better prepared to decide if a career in sustainable architecture is right for you.