Recently, I saw this article about Howcast and was quite intrigued by the startup company. Howcast is run by ex-Googlers with the intent of becoming the YouTube of instructional videos. It’s a good idea, I think. After reading the article, I thought, it’d be nice to see videos on eco-friendly home renovations. Green kitchen rehabs. Eco-friendly landscaping. Do it yourself energy audits. Etc. Well, Howcast is already publishing some good green living and environmental instructional videos. You’ll find the videos helpful in that they tell you what you need, provide printable instructions, and allow you to skip to different steps in the video. Here are a couple others.
This is a brand spanking new video of the inspiring William McDonough speaking at the World Future Energy Summit in January 2008. He wrote the book on this topic — and it’s made of plastic for a reason. In the video, McDonough talks about taking action: Less bad is not good. Efficiency per se won’t cut it. This is high quality, unmissable video. You may find the following links helpful as you listen:
Via scribe media.
The excellent bloggers at Scribe Media just posted a video of Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim. Oppenheim is the designer of COR Tower, an eco-tower that has wind turbines at the peak. Please note, this post and the video have been modified slightly to protect confidential information not released publicly. We respect that. Enjoy!
[RSS Readers - Click to View] This video was just uploaded yesterday and it’s nice to hear Ed Mazria explain Architecture 2030 in his own words. We’re talking about the architecture and building community response to climate change. You’ll remember that Mazria garnered mainstream media attention last year with the insightful, poignant phrase, "If you want to stop global warming, stop coal." As Mazria explains in the video, there are a few ways to stop coal … watch and enjoy the weekend.
[RSS - Click Here to View] I found this video on YouTube of Jason Steele’s vision for a shipping container building. The idea in the video shows two sides being taken off to expand the floor area by 50%. He also has bamboo landscaping to create shading on the sun-exposed southern part of the home (Phoenix, Arizona). Looks pretty cool, but let’s see if it gets made, because in the world of container and prefab design, reality counts for something