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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.

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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.

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 >>

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 >>

"" 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 >>