Design and the Environment

Design and the Environment

Streaming Video - 2011
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Taking viewers to the crossroads of aesthetic, functional, and sustainability issues, this program looks at aspects of design that can have negative ecological consequences. Students learn about eco-friendly design and the use of life-cycle assessments by architects and product designers to ensure that their work has minimal environmental impact. Sustainable design techniques are investigated through case studies of a "zero energy" home that makes use of spatial and solar-heating innovations, and of a specially insulated tea kettle that demonstrates further innovative solutions to energy consumption problems.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2010
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) :,sd., col. +,instructional materials (online)

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