Introducing "Grey to Green." It’s a snippet from the Design: e2 series narrated by Brad Pitt. We need a paradigm shift in the methods we employ to construct US buildings! Watch this video on construction waste and think about the status quo. Did you know that American buildings account for 10% of the world’s energy use? They do.
Part of the draw to modern prefab, for me, is that it presents the opportunity to efficiently, and relatively wastelessly, produce attractive, sustainable living spaces. That’s very important. Technology and process innovation can help us quit wasting energy, supplies, and materials, etc. Construction waste is not only damaging the earth, but by continuing on the current path, we’re just throwing money away (both at purchase and trash points). We need to understand the issues and find creative, innovative, positive, and attractive solutions.
This video is extremely informative, and you can order the PBS series DVD from their website for $29.95. The DVD includes all six episodes (The Green Apple, Green for All, The Green Machine, Gray to Green, China: From Red to Green, + Deeper Shades of Green). I can’t catch it on TV, so I’m going to go ahead and purchase it. Really, watch the video and you’ll realize why it looks to be a good series.