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Both the interior design industry and architecture industry have a growing need for sustainable design. The U.S. Department of Labor names green design as one specialty that is in demand in the field of interior design. Once an obscure buzzword in the design realm, sustainable design now reaches every area of interior design from the materials in carpeting and counter tops to the use of natural lighting, heating, and ventilation. Many interior design programs now offer specific coursework or studio classes to familiarize students to the realm of sustainable design. If your interior design program offers an interior design elective course in green design– enroll in it.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|