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Design e² : the economies of being environmentally conscious

Author: Tad FettigElizabeth WestrateEva AniskoMidori WilloughbyMark DecenaAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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The first season of this series examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The first program, The green apple, uses New York City, particularly One Bryant Park and the Solaire, to demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility. The second episode, Green for all, features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Science television programs
Environmental films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Ken Yeang; Werner Sobek; William McDonough; Ken Yeang; Werner Sobek; William McDonough
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tad Fettig; Elizabeth Westrate; Eva Anisko; Midori Willoughby; Mark Decena; John Kenney; Brad Pitt; Kontentreal (Firm); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793692512 9780793692514
Language Note: In English and other languages with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 70254931
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2006 as a six-part PBS documentary series E² on green architecture.
Credits: Editors, Lars Woodruffe, Richard Allen ; director of photography, Robert Humphreys ; music, Eric Holland.
Performer(s): Narrator, Brad Pitt.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo ; dual-layer disc.
Contents: The green apple --
Green for all --
The green machine --
Gray to green --
China : from red to green? --
Deeper shades of green.
Other Titles: Economies of being environmentally conscious
Design e-two
Design e2
Design e-squared
E-squared
E² (Television program)
Responsibility: A Kontentreal production ; director, Tad Fettig ; series producer, Elizabeth Westrate ; producers, Eva Anisko, Midori Willoughby ; narration writers, Mark Decena, John Kenney.

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The first season of this series examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The first program, The green apple, uses New York City, particularly One Bryant Park and the Solaire, to demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility. The second episode, Green for all, features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide design solutions to regions suffering from social and humanitarian crises. Shows projects in East Austin, Tex. and with the Yaqui Indians in Mexico where architecture students are helping residents build low-cost, environmentally-friendly homes using local materials. The third program, The green machine, follows Mayor Richard M. Daley as he strives to make Chicago "the greenest city in America" with numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified buildings, a solar-powered public transportation system, and many green roofs, including one on Chicago's City Hall. The fourth episode, Gray to green, takes the notion of the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) to grand proportions by turning Boston's "Big Dig" steel and concrete waste into spectacular residential design. The fifth program, China : from red to green? depicts a rapidly urbanizing country at its tipping point and finds a sustainable solution in Steven Holl's Beijing project, which will have the largest geothermal heating/cooling and greywater recycling system in the world upon completion. The sixth program, Deeper shades of green, presents three visionaries who are changing the face of architecture and environmentalism and features some of their projects. Focuses on Ken Yeang and his "bio-climatic" National Library of Singapore, Werner Sobek and R128, his energy-efficient, steel and glass box house, and William McDonough and his model sustainable village of Huangbaiyu, China.
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