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Trend: Renewable Energy/Sustainability ~ meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Technologies that promote sustainable energy include renewable energy sources, such as bioenergy, hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, artificial photosynthesis, tidal power and also technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. Necessary Skills Bio mimicry Biophilia Energy renewal Engineering Environmental regulations Facility wellness Funding sources Green environments Holistic design Innovation Materials – new and smart materials Regenerative design Return on investment analysis Self-contained and Smart sustaining buildings independent of the grid Smart buildings Social Anthropology Sustainability/maintenance of business and Project Life Span Waste reduction Zero carbon foot print design ©Copyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 13