Green General Contractor (21st Century Skills Library: Cool Vocational Careers)
Did you know that LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design]-certified, or "green," buildings use less energy and less water than traditional architecture? Green contractors organize and direct the workers who build environmentally-friendly structures. But when it comes to designing and constructing a building, what exactly does, "going green," mean? What does a green contractor do? What does the future hold for this profession, and what kind of education is needed to become a green contractor? If you're curious to learn more about this environmentally-friendly vocational career, this book is a great place to start. At the back of the book, readers will find critical thinking questions to encourage further exploration of industry-specific issues; additional suggested books/websites; a glossary of terms; and an index.