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Building better homes
Call Number: AV Room TH4860 .B84 2008 DVD-ROM
How to apply the latest in green building science ideas to residential construction, for houses that are healthier and more comfortable, more durable and energy efficient, and more affordable to own. Follows the construction process step-by-step, with photos of construction details, technical animations, and hours of interactive construction content. Will not play in stand-alone dvd players.
The future of home construction : new techniques, new technologies
Call Number: STACKS: TH4811 .F87 2005
National Association of Home Builders' Research Center studies four townhouses constructed using some of today's most innovative building materials and energy-saving technologies.
Call Number: STACKS: TH880 .G71 2008 Video disc
PBS. Green building pioneers are making their part of the "built environment" a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place.
Green building and design
Call Number: STACKS: TH880 .G72 2007 Video disc
The history of Western architecture can be viewed as a battle--namely, humanity vs. nature. But the green revolution has prompted new forms of building design that welcome in the natural world. This program surveys some of those advances and the architectural pioneers who create and implement them. Celebrated architect William McDonough explains his working methods and outlines designs for major projects--including the Ford Motor Company's eco-friendly Rouge Center renovation--while Leslie Hoffman, executive director of Earth Pledge, showcases a stunning example of a green urban home.
Building with Awareness
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860 .B84 2005 Video disc
The award-winning DVD is inspiring and informative, with over five hours of material on every aspect of building a green home. The handy reference guidebook complements the DVD, with color photographs, diagrams, suggestions, and step-by-step methods, all condensed into a nuts-and-bolts format. Used together, these two valuable resources provide a visually dynamic and easy-to--understand library of information. * Take a front-row seat on the work site, learning from the experts as they notch and stack the straw bales and mix the mud. * Learn about foundations, post-and-beam wall framing, roof construction and insulation, interior thermal mass walls for improved efficiency, rain-water cisterns, electrical wiring, and photovoltaic systems. * Learn earth-plastering techniques that create beautiful wall finishes. * Understand how window placement and other structural elements can help to heat and cool your home and lower your energy bills. * See how the structure works as a whole and how both energy efficiency and superb aesthetics can come from the same materials.
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860.R47 E17 2009 Video disc
Earthship Biotecture has been hosting Earthship Seminars in Taos, New Mexico for over 20 years. People have traveled from all over the world to attend these 3 day events. This set includes five and a half hours of in-depth Earthship presentation by Michael Reynolds from the September 2009 Seminar. This is a distillation of 40 years of research and development into sustainable building methods.
Green power, clean choices
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860 .G74 2010 Video disc
Powering houses and heating water in more energy efficient ways is an important component of many remodeling projects. Understand the basics of renewable power sources to make smarter choices for integration into the home.
Home performance : the first step to green
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860 .H65 2010 Video disc
Takes viewers through a home performance audit and shows how insights into the thermal envelope, energy footprint, and structural soundness can guide the remodeler and homeowner toward creating a greener home. High efficiency HVAC and geothermal technologies are explored.
Green building : your edge in the home building marketplace
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860 .G73 2006 Video disc
Provides practical information building professionals need to know to build green in ways that are energy-conscious, healthy and environmentally responsible.
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860.R47 E173 2001 Video disc
Earthships 101 is a 10 minute overview of the basic Earthship systems, types of buildings and Earthship communities in Taos County, New Mexico.
Earthships : from the ground up
Call Number: STACKS: TH4860.R47 E172 1996 Video disc
30 min. Watch from start to finish as the Hudsons build their three "U" modular Earthship with the help of an Earthship construction crew.