Choosing Sustainable Materials

This program profiles CO2 Zero, an eco-friendly housing development in the UK, focusing on its use of recycled plastics and FSC-certified wood. The architect built with renewable and reclaimed resources, and took into account how all parts of the houses would be disposed of at end-of-life, thus mini... Full description

Corporate Author: 4 Learning (Firm)
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2011.
Series: So You Want to Be a Designer?. A How-To Guide to Product Design
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Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Summary: This program profiles CO2 Zero, an eco-friendly housing development in the UK, focusing on its use of recycled plastics and FSC-certified wood. The architect built with renewable and reclaimed resources, and took into account how all parts of the houses would be disposed of at end-of-life, thus minimizing the carbon footprint of this unique living space. Although the countertops are made from nonrenewable plastic, that plastic was created from salvaged material-melted-down Lego toys. The video also documents modern timber production, with a representative from England's historic Forest of Dean explaining how clear cutting can be part of sustainable management, when conducted properly.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 15, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.
Access: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.

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