Architect born again as "green" designer puts sustainability first

05/4/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Concerns about contributing to urban sprawl changed an architect's approach to his job. Blake Jackson went from designing big-box retailers to helping sustainable developments meet LEED requirements. He leads training programs to keep designers up to date on the latest green practices -- which can double as cost-saving measures. "If you put in green practices at the beginning, the ownership and maintenance costs definitely save you money," he says.

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