It’s been a long time, it seems, since our last video, so why not get back in the habit? I noticed this high quality video of the Chestnut Residence, which was designed by Dan Heinfeld of LPA Architects, and thought all the eco modern enthusiasts would enjoy it. All versions of the video that I’ve seen get cut off at about the three minute point, so I’ll update it if I find a better version. The house was created with an open passive layout to take advantage of the California climate and benefit from abundant natural light and ventilation. The design is further married with the best of green technology, such as sustainable materials, smart systems, and a solar PV system (50% of power), to create one posh green residence. I’ve included some screen shots from the video below.
Folks the media storm that started with the venerable Bill Gates and tired Jerry Seinfeld has just taken a new direction with the "I’m a PC" ads for Microsoft. Check them out below, we have all three new videos embedded in this article. As you watch, though, don’t get distracted by the likes of Eva Longoria, Tony Parker, Deepak Chopra, Bernard Harris, Geoff Green, or even Pharrell, as tough as it is, because there’s a green architect in the mix: Edouard Francois.
Check out this video with Rob Watson, a green building leader often referred to as the Father of LEED. Watson discusses general green building and current market trends. Towards the end of the video, he kind of eases into a discussion of Serious Materials, but that’s okay because Serious Materials is a legit company in terms of sustainable building materials. Most recently, Serious Materials took the category award at 2008 GoingGreen 100 for green building materials. I’ve transcribed some of the interesting quotes from this video below: