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Environmentally Sustainable Construction

2011  |  30min

Environmentally Sustainable Construction is a philosophy for designing and constructing homes and communities. By incorporating these principles, architects, designers, builders and tradesmen can create a living environment that is truly sustainable. Each chapter is devoted to separate concepts that combine to contribute to the overall philosophy.


High-Risk High-Rise

2021  |  53min

Over the past few decades, the number of skyscrapers worldwide has climbed dramatically. And as developers look to maximize limited urban space, and nations vie for prestige, these shimmering towers are being built higher and higher. In China alone, dozens of buildings rise to over 1,000 feet, with a few approaching 2,000 feet. But for all their impressive engineering, are these buildings safe?

Sustainable Building Choices

2015  |  31min

Buildings and cities have a huge impact on our well-being, sustainability, and ecological footprint. See how architects design green buildings that are regenerative—giving back more energy than they take—by using natural daylight, nontoxic materials, and superior levels of air quality and thermal comfort, all for about the same cost as conventional building.


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Amazing Lego-Style HEMP BLOCKS Make Building a House Quick, Easy & Sustainable

Nov 2021  |  9min  |  Exploring Alternatives

These hempcrete blocks are a green building material made with a hemp-lime insulation mixture packed around a biocomposite structural frame. They can be stacked like bricks to build walls up to 30 feet high and they become the insulation and the structure of the building. All you need to do after the walls are built is plaster the inside and outside, and then add windows, doors, and a roof!


Exploring Green Building and the Future of Construction

Jan 2021  |  13min  |  Undecided with Matt Ferrell

Imagine a skyscraper with smart windows and walls made from fungus … yes, a fungus. Let’s explore green building and the future of construction. And can going net-zero really make a difference?

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