Examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design.
Originally broadcast in 2006 as a six-part PBS documentary series on green architecture
- Green apple: demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility
- Green for all: Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide design solutions to regions suffering from social and humanitarian crises.
- Green machine: follows Mayor Richard M. Daley as he strives to make Chicago "the greenest city in America"
- 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.
- 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.
- Deeper shades of green: presents three visionaries who are changing the face of architecture and environmentalism and features some of their projects.
Provides viewpoints both supporting and opposing issues relating to eco-architecture, including if eco-architecture is good for businesses, if the style is too unattractive for popular construction, and the issues of urban sprawl.
Is eco-architecture beneficial to humans?
How does eco-architecture impact the environment?
How can eco-architecture be encouraged?
How is eco-architecture being implemented?
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