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As environmentally friendly construction takes off, a question looms: Who's going to do all the work?id="size4">

Demand is booming for environmentally friendly construction. But it's booming so fast that there aren't enough skilled professionals to do the work.

Green building demands a range of specialized knowledge that most builders don't have -- everything from where to obtain recycled materials to how to orient a building to maximize natural heating and cooling.

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Hi All,

In these tough times, I think it's necessary for inspectors to begin looking for ways to diversify their business operations. Regardless of the downturn in the economy, builders are going to need to either learn the new "green" technologies or hire specialists in green technology as consultants. I think that inspectors could find a comfortable niche as Green Building Consultants for large developers and contractors.



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