1. Straw Bale House Video: Building With Awareness excerpt 2A

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    from Ted Owens / Added

    I designed and built my own home using the best green building techniques that I knew of. The home generates 100% of its own electricity from sunlight, uses straw bale walls for insulation, has earth plaster wall finishes, and includes a rainwater cistern. The home does not need an air conditioning system despite summer temperatures that can reach 100 degrees. Half the fun of the project was documenting the entire construction process from start to finish. This would permit others to learn from my experience. The project became a DVD video and book called "Building With Awareness". Most of the video was shot on DV. The letterbox sequences were shot on super-16 mm film. 80 hours of film and video were cut down to under 3 hours. You can learn more about the home on my website at http://www.buildingwithawareness.com

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    • The Verge Permaculture Grad Series - 5/11 - Josh Baker

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      from light & soul / Added

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      Josh Baker demonstrates a beautiful and functional approach to urban permaculture design at his home in Calgary, AB, incorporating many unique landscaping elements including a young food forest, flowers, and largely up-cycled passive solar greenhouse. It is clear that he and his family have carefully designed their yard to create and foster the profound emotional experiences of relaxation, contemplation, and a rich sense of place which a well designed garden can provide. Josh has taken the skills from his day job as a project manager, estimator, and nationally certified safety officer specializing in shallow utilities contracting, as well as his extensive permaculture study, to create his company Radicle Routes Permaculture. In his first year of operation, Josh has taught several permaculture courses as well as taken part as a designer in one of the largest scale permaculture projects in all of Canada. Josh's solid and well-thought-out approach to creating Radicle Routes permaculture is sure to make him one of the most sought after consultants, designers, and teachers focusing specifically on key-line plowing, earthworks, holistic management, and overall farm design.

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      • Straw Bale House: Building With Awareness Excerpt 2B

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        from Ted Owens / Added

        I designed and built my own straw bale home using the best green building techniques that I knew of. This video clip is an excerpt from the “Building With Awareness” documentary I made about the design and construction of the home. It shows the solar design aspects and how windows were positioned to control the amount of solar energy that enters the home. Timelapse cinematography was used to show how sunlight enters the south facing windows in the winter and how this helps to heat the house. The entire home is also powered by sunlight from PV panels on the roof that convert sunlight into electricity. The design can keep the home a comfortable 72 degrees inside while it is 100 degrees outside—all without an air conditioning system. Most of the documentary was shot on DV. The letterbox and timelapse sequences were shot on super-16 mm film. 80 hours of film and video were cut down to under 3 hours. You can learn more about the home on my website at http://www.BuildingWithAwareness.com

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        • The architectural story of the Centre for Alternative Technology

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          from CATmedia / Added

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          • green machine

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            from Michael J. Hartnett / Added

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            a video i made documenting the eco friendly construction techniques used to build my parents new 'green' home /////

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            • Sustainable School Design

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              from Douglas County Government / Added

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              Douglas County School District along with top Colorado architecture firms that specialize in both designs specific to Daylight and Learning, bring a unique prototype of school design that saves energy as well as provides an optimal learning environment for our grade-schoolers.

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              • Building a Net Zero Home - Part 1: Passive Solar

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                from Sticks and Stones Productions / Added

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                Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn about some alternative and innovative building design options that can be used by anyone that has the vision and wants to make the best use of natural, locally sourced resources along with the elements to build and sustain a comfortable home and lifestyle.

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                • Sustainable Lighting Technology

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                  from Douglas County Government / Added

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                  Douglas County Libraries and Sundolier team-up to bring natural daylight in to the library with the latest technology. Whether it's bringing natural daylight in to a room or providing a sparkling book to a bright child, Douglas County Libraries are another example of our community working together for a sustainable future.

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                  • Prefab house - passive solar design helps keep the off grid home cool.

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                    from Copeland Casati / Added

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                    Prefab house - passive solar design helps keep the off grid home cool. Prefab home under construction from http://www.greenmodernkits.com

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                    • Prefab Net Zero House Systems Update

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                      from Copeland Casati / Added

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                      Happy New Year from the prefab net zero house! Handsome Husband talks about our systems plans and wood stove addtion.

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