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What is Green Building Design and Drafting? A Beginner's Guide

Mar 19, 2021 1:53:16 PM

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.

Let's begin.

What to Expect From a Sustainable Architecture Program: 4 Key Areas of Study

Mar 8, 2021 10:47:46 AM

If you're interested in architecture and passionate about the environment, it makes good sense to consider a sustainable architecture diploma.

Diplomas teach practical design and drafting skills, with a focus on green building principles. Where degrees go deep into the history and theory of sustainable architecture, diplomas focus on job-ready drafting skills.

A diploma is a good option for someone who wants to work in architecture, but doesn't want to invest years of training to become a licensed architect.

But programs of this kind are fairly new, so a lot of students have questions about how training works. It's important to know what skills you'll graduate with and where you can work after college.

How is sustainable architecture different from traditional architecture programs? What "extra" or different coursework is involved?

Here's everything you need to know about diplomas in sustainable design, including main areas of study and career paths after college.

4 Reasons Sustainable Architecture is a Very Smart Career Path

Mar 26, 2019 2:29:32 PM

Climate change, pollution, and over-populated cities have become major issues all across the globe. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the cars we drive, and the buildings we live in—sustainability is the new watch word.

Sustainable Architecture: 4 Popular Green Energy Sources for Buildings

Dec 6, 2018 3:52:19 PM

Sustainable architecture is all about finding better ways to construct buildings so their environmental impact is as small as possible. It's about innovation, creativity, technology, and a total commitment to sustainability.

But there are others good reasons to go green. Buildings that happily co-exist with nature are often cheaper to run—a major bonus for clients who want to save costs over the long-term, while staying true to their eco values.

Sustainable Architecture & Eco-Friendly Floors: 5 Trends to Know

Nov 9, 2017 11:40:04 AM

Over the last several years, a growing interest in sustainable building design and construction has dramatically increased the number of "green" materials available to consumers.

Architectural designers now have a generous array of options to offer their eco-concerned clients, including environmentally responsible flooring.

From carpeting to cork, sustainable floors come in a wide range of materials, colours, and price points. Each option has its own 'story' in terms of environmental impact, origin, durability, and recommended use.

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