Green Building & Design

Green Building & DesignOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on green design, green building, green remodeling and renovation, and materials selection. Topics include sustainable architecture, building practices, and materials specification for public sector, commercial retail and office, industrial, and residential structures as well as for all types of infrastructure.

Specific issues include LEED certification, regenerative design, certified lumber and forest products, green interior design, non-toxic coverings and reduction of indoor air pollution, natural light and daylighting, solar energy in high-rise developments, and use of recycled materials. This section also includes videos that discuss the benefits of green design and building, including reduction of energy use and related carbon emissions, improved productivity and business profitability, and more comfortable spaces.

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An Eco-Kitchen Remodel. Online interview with David Bergman. Shows how sustainable woods, recycled materials, and energy efficient appliances where used in the eco-friendly remodel of a Manhattan apartment kitchen. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Bergman >>

An Inspiring Building. Presentation excerpt by Dan Chiras. Describes some of the green innovations incorporated into a downtown Manhattan solar skyscraper. About 1 minute. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Dan Chiras >>

The Exuberant World of Green Building. Presentation excerpt by Christine Ervin. Explains how green buildings can be part of the solution for global warming, and describes green building, LEED certification, and how green buildings are becoming the norm. About 7 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Christine Ervin >>

Going Green Makes Economic Sense. Presentation excerpt by David Gottfried. In a keynote address at Stanford University, Gottfried describes several ways in which green business decisions can be profitable. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Gottfried >>

Playa Viva Regenerative Resort. Online interview with William G. Reed. What does it take to truly be a green resort? This program describes the Playa Viva resort and discusses the need to include both conservation and regeneration into the design of green living spaces. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> More about William G. Reed >>

How Will Obama Impact Green Building? Online presentation by Jerry Yudelson. Describes how new resources directed at energy efficiency retrofit projects, as well as other policy changes, will increase green building investments. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jerry Yudelson >>

Organic Architect. Online interview with Eric Corey Freed. About his philosophy for designing green buildings that maximize utility and minimize impact. About 6 minutes. Play Video >> More about Eric Corey Freed >>

Why Build Green? Online interview with L. Hunter Lovins. Explains that green building is a better way to build, and that it can improve our quality of life by forming more comfortable spaces, increasing productivity, improving learning, and more. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about L. Hunter Lovins >>

Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies. Online presentation by Eric Corey Freed. Takes you to a hardware store and shows you five simple items you can purchase to save money and energy around the home. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Eric Corey Freed >>

Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies: Materials. Online presentation by Eric Corey Freed. Describes green building materials that can be used to replace harmful products commonly used for insulation, flooring, countertops and more. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Eric Corey Freed >>

Green Building - Part 1. Online interview with Eric Corey Freed. Discusses the beneficial effects of green building on our health and finances. Lists the top five ways that we can save money at home, and the top five ways we can save money at the office. About 25 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3, 4. More about Eric Corey Freed >>

Center for Regenerative Design. Online interview with David Gottfried. Gottfried shares his views on what it is to be green, and on the Center for Regenerative Design. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Gottfried >>

How Will Green Building Do In The Face Of The Economic Downturn? Online interview with Jerry Yudelson. Discusses how the economic benefits of green building are driving its growth in the commercial and residential markets. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jerry Yudelson >>

LEED For Existing Buildings Training. Presentation excerpt by Jerry Yudelson. Yudelson introduces the LEED for existing buildings training program. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jerry Yudelson >>

"" Free Heat For Life: Fundamentals Of Affordable Passive Solar Design. Presentation by Dan Chiras. Author and green building consultant, Chiras details the good, the bad, and the ugly of designing great homes to use passive solar energy. About 53 minutes. Play Video >> More about Dan Chiras >>

"" Climbing Mount Sustainability - Part 1. In part one, Ray Anderson discusses the problems in industry and why he decided to pursue environmental sustainability at his own carpet company. In part two, he talks about how the focus on sustainability has made his company more profitable. About 10 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2.

"" Garbage Warrior Trailer. Michael Reynolds is an environmental architect who builds sustainable off-the-grid housing. He uses diverse recycled materials including cans, bottles, and tires to build "earthships." However, his building practices face challenges from regulators in the United States. About 3 minutes. Play Video >>

"" "Earthships" Sustainable Architecture. Michael Reynolds, founder of Earthship Biotecture, is highlighted on CNN for his innovative and sustainable architectural home designs that help combact global warming and resource depletion. Many more related video segments are available by clicking on the numbers below the video. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Green Cleaning. Steve Ashkin, President of The Ashkin Group, explains why green cleaning is an important part of building sustainability. About 1 minute. Play Video >>

"" Better Businesses. Business owners describe the benefits of green buildings. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Better Places To Learn. Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection makes the case for building high performance green schools. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings. Video about furnishing green buildings using examples from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Green Building: Lessons Learned. Insights gained from building the Department of Environmental Protection's Cambria Office Building in Pennsylvania. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Pennsylvania's First Green Building. Discusses the green building process for the Department of Environmental Protection's Southcentral Regional Office Building in Pennsylvania. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" The Solar Umbrella Residence. The architecture firm PUGH + SCARPA expanded and renovated a bungalow using the principles of sustainability without sacrificing aesthetics. The home utilizes passive and active solar, a storm-water retention system, and recycled, renewable, and high performance materials and products. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

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